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  • Satan's First Soliloquy In Book IV
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    John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost is extremely similar to the Bible's story of creation in many ways, but its most apparent difference is character structure. Milton uses soliloquies in order to give the reader insight to Satan's emotions and motives. They also reveal his tragic flaws: envy, pride, and ambition towards self-glorification. It is these character flaws that allow him to "pervert his perceptions and judgment, allowing him to validate his battle against God" (Rowlands, Liz). Sata...
  • Period Of Milton's Paradise Lost
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    Discuss the uses of metaphors of colonization in metaphysical poetry and / or Milton. "Movement across or through space becomes a process of colonization of that space". During the period of Milton's Paradise Lost as well as myriad of poets construction of an epoque submerged in metaphysical literature, a number of significant events both socio-political, entwined with a systematic religious metamorphism of the sixteenth and seventeenth century led to a time of unrest and discovery. The creators...
  • Different Views About Hell And Satan
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    Inferno vs. Paradise Lost The two stories Inferno by Dante and Paradise Lost by Milton were written about the biblical hell and its keeper; Satan. Both of these authors had different views about hell and Satan. In Paradise Lost, Milton wrote that Satan used to be an angel of God. The devil believed that he was equal to the Lord and he wanted to be greater than him. For this, God banished him to hell. Milton's physical description of Satan was interesting. Since he used to be an angel he still ha...
  • God's Allowance For Satan
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    Power due allowance The story starts when Satan, the once radiant Lucifer, and his angels lay in a formless, sulphurous lake of fire having just been driven out of Heaven. Their fall had sent them plummeting through space from their heavenly home down to Hell, leaving them beaten senseless. After lying unconscious for nine days, Satan and his demons begin to rouse themselves. Accustomed to living in heavenly glory, they find their new home horrifying, and convened a council to determine how they...
  • People Look At Satan
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    Satan If you take a look at his personality with an open mind, Satan actually has characteristics of a respectable person. One of Satan's characteristics is his evilness; he is the personification of evil. That isn't one of his admirable traits, but it's what makes Satan who he is. When you hear the word, Satan, you immediately think evil. In general, people look at Satan and that is all that runs through their minds. Evilness is the trademark of Satan's personality. Another of Satan's features ...
  • Forces Of Satan And Forces Of God
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    In John Milton's Paradise Lost, he tells of Satan's banishment from Heaven. He and his brigade have plotted war against God and are now doomed to billow in the fiery pits of hell. Satan is a complex character with many meaningful qualities. The relationship between Satan's qualities and Hell's atmosphere tell the reader more about why they seem to go hand in hand. Without Satan's features and Hell's tormenting aspects, the place would not be all it is. Milton states that one will "dwell in adama...
  • Satan And His Followers
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    The question, 'Satan as a seducer' is a very different and unique angle to view his character. To some extent, he does play a role as a seducer in certain parts of Books I and II of Milton's poem, 'Paradise Lost'. Somehow he manages to make other people believe and furthermore trust in him. Deception is the most obvious weapon the Satan utilizes to persuade some of the characters in the poem. Nearly every statement he makes can be seen either as a lie or a delusion. The first and earliest proof ...
  • Adam And Eve
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    Foreshadowing Amid the Fall of Man in Milton's Paradise Lost In Book IV of John Milton's epic, Paradise Lost, Satan's words and actions, as well as those of Adam and Eve, foreshadow the fall of man. Satan, through his actions, foreshadows, metaphorically and ironically, his success in turning man away from God. His soliloquies and speeches demonstrate his desire to eventually corrupt man and the means by which he plans to accomplish this feat. Adam and Eve do likewise, in foretelling their disgr...
  • Satan In Paradise Lost
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    a. John Milton's Paradise Lost contains many instances of ironic parodies between Heaven and Hell, as well as God and Satan. While Hell is seen as the antithesis of Heaven, it is also the counterfeit embodiment of all the perfect values, which Heaven represents. It is the falsely constructed "other" of an authentic Heaven and consists of similar structures and elements that superficially resemble Heaven. God is the supreme ruler of Heaven, the omnipotent and omniscient God who sees and knows all...

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