Tag: Paradise Lost
The influence of Paradise Lost on Frankenstein
“Paradise Lost exerted a major influence on Frankenstein, particularly with regard to themes of creation, fall, and guilt. In both works, the main characters are creatures created by ambitious men who rebel against their creator and must face the consequences of their actions.”
Angelical Temptations: Unequal companions
The goal of this essay is to prove that Adam and Eve are not equal because they are tempted in a different way. I have to analyze their hierarchy which encompasses their place in the world as the newest creation in the garden of Eden, and the authority that each possess as well as their pursuit of knowledge which drives their actions and informs their respective trials and temptations.
The truth about God
Don’t you believe in God? Don’t worry, God believes in you. I’m kidding! Relax. God doesn’t exist. Except when he does!
Eve and Adam’s conflicting portrait of gender
How do you make an analysis of Eve and Adam? Believe me when I tell you that for academics, writers and readers in general, there is no consensus. Nobody can really agree what’s the deal with Eve and Adam. Yes, I’m calling them Eve and Adam. Deal with it. There are just so many lenses […]
Satan and Raphael
Satan and Raphael, divine slaves These two angels have more in common with humans in Paradise Lost than anyone would like to admit. John Milton writes cosmic characters and infuses them with humanity, but the key to understanding Satan and Raphael is to accept that they are not human. The angels in Paradise Lost are […]
When poetry gets political
Paradise Lost by John Milton is a 10, 565 lines LONG epic poem and the best thing about it is that it doesn’t rhyme. But how, I hear you asking, how can a poem not rhyme? Isn’t that the whole point of writing poetry? Well, it’s a lot more complicated than that.
Reflections of light
Milton writes about God and free will to justify the ways of man to men.