Paradise Lost

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There had been many poems read throughout the semester that are intriguing, surprising, and romantic; but none more than Paradise Lost. It has put the story of creation into a drama filled epic that takes you through heaven, hell, and the Garden of Eden. “Long is the way- And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light.” (Milton.Book2) Many intriguing characters, and dialogues including Satan and his army of devils, God and his devoted angels, and the creation of man- Adam and Eve.

Satan is by far the most diabolical, sinister, and outright fascinating character. Being once one of the angels by God’s side, he was damned to hell for eternity for disobeying the Father- where he is now facing his consequences. Even though the consequences may be unbearable, Satan tends to make the best of his situation by putting his oblique mind to work. His mind is one of his treasures, he uses it to twist situations, and delude mans perception of what is right and what is wrong. “The mind is its own place And in itself Can make a heav’n out of hell, a hell out of heav’n. What matter where, if I still be the same?”(Milton.Book1) The quote speaks volume of the Epic its self, for a mind is a mind- its thoughts will take place in any setting. The mind is one of the human’s best talents, this goes as well for Satan- for the mind is what makes you who you are, that is one no one could ever change about you. Satan’s mind is one not like any others though, for it is spiteful and malicious. In this he puts it to use in his revenge against the Father who has damned him to his hell. “Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.”(Milton.Book1) Satan in his stubborn ways makes the remark even though he knows nothing could ever be better than the Paradise he once knew above- now he is all for bringing sin to mankind.

On a lighter note, God and his angels worked hard on keeping his creation- Adam and Eve on the path of righteousness, and out of the devils intentions. The Fathers angels...
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