• Paradise Lost
    man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities” (“Hero” def. 1). The Character of Satan is a name that most likely does not fit the definition of hero, but that’s exactly how John Milton depicts Satan in his epic poem Paradise Lost. Milton employs the idea of...
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  • Satanic Bible
    spirit - shall live, not in an intangible paradise, but in the brains and sinews of those whose respect you have gained. THE BOOK OF SATAN IV 1. Life is the great indulgence - death, the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life - HERE AND NOW ! 2. There is no heaven of glory bright...
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  • John Milton
    Satan, as a character, has been satirized, mocked and made foolish in our modern world. John Milton, however, presents quite a different Satan from the devil-on-your-shoulder image people are used to seeing. In Paradise Lost, Milton draws on the Bible for his source of Satan's character, thereby...
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  • Satan
    ” Naval Academy, Constanţa, Romania Abstract: Satan is the most controversial and appealing figure of Paradise Lost. No convincing single source for Milton’s Satan has been found, not even the Bible, which contains very little evidence referring to Satan. Satan is, according to some theories, a...
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  • Paradise Lost
    describes Heaven as "celestial light". In Book IV however, Satan describes himself as the embodiment of Hell, "which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell" (IV. 74). He also changes his description of Heaven and Hell in Book IV, "To which the Hell I suffer seem a Heaven" (IV. 78). Milton's greatest...
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  • Paradise Lost
    punishment was exile and his eyes were removed so he could Phillips 2 no longer write. To the surprise of high officials he wrote the epic Paradise Lost: A poem in ten books. It sold millions of copies, and is still considered the greatest piece of English literature ever written. On the 8th of...
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  • Othello Act 3
    'the female', which is central to the text of ROTL, to retain reputation. Pope makes an allusion in this scene to Milton's classic epic 'Paradise Lost', in that Belinda is described as seeing her description as heavenly'. The line reads "a heavenly image in the glass appears" (Canto 1), describing...
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  • Paradise Lost-Christian Theology
    dialogue between Zeus and athena in book 1 of the odyssey, which begins with Zeus (like the Father in Paradise Lost) protesting the unfairness of humans blaming him for their misfortunes.44 sarah van der laan summarizes the parallels: both these acts of self-theodicy reflect the same complaint...
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  • Draft
    I did not die, and yet I lost life's breath," writes Dante Alighieri, having made his way to the deepest pit of Hell in John Ciardi's translation of The Divine Comedy. The Inferno, the first book of the work, is considered among the greatest descriptions of Hell ever written—and one of the great...
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  • Dante's and Milton's Hell
    Satan and sinners that exercise demonic qualities, tightly monitored by God. The battle for human persists between good and evil. Works Cited 1. Mack, Maynard. The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed. W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. New York, NY. 20002. Pages 1861, 1940, and 1941. 2. Milton, John. Paradise Lost , Book I. Dr. Michael Sollars lectures, handouts, and Blackboard Notes. October, 2011...
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  • The Scarlet Letter
    Shane Dyer Dyer 1 Mr. Burke ENG 4U1-30 13th October 2011 The Greatest of Sins Do Not Go Unpunished The creation of man states that God first created Adam, and later created a female companion named Eve. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden and were told not to eat fruit from...
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  • Milton's Grand Style
    has instances of grand style in Shakespeare). It rises to a lofty place by virtue of the poet's imaginative power, passionate emotion and moral earnestness. Everything in Paradise Lost is conceived in a mighty way. When the poet describes Satan, he calls up the picture of the huge Leviathan, whom...
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  • Angelic Hosts
    , Salisbury, MD, shown below:  The Book of Revelation (12:7-9) describes a war in heaven in which Michael, being stronger, defeats Satan:[12] "...there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough...
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  • Hielela
    captivating imagery to describe Hell in Paradise Lost. The image I found the most vivid was the line that reads, “As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames no light, but rather darkness visible” (line 62). This creates such a horrifying image because you imagine the heat and severe uncomfortable...
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  • Satan: A Tragic Hero
    Satan is typically viewed as the evil fallen angel who is determined to undermine God. It is not often that someone would use the word “heroic” to describe him or feel any sympathy towards him. However, in John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”, it can be argued that Satan is the protagonist and epic hero...
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  • Clod & Pebbles
    Lost. In Book IX of Paradise Lost, Satan, having crossed the howling storm of chaos, ‘with meditated guile’ flies ‘as a mist by night’ into Eden, where he enters the serpent, the fittest creature to communicate his ‘dark suggestions’ to Eve. (The first meaning of ‘worm’ in the Oxford English...
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  • Frankenstein Ch 15
    Frankenstein Questions on Chapter 15 1. The Sorrows of Young Werter, Goethe (1774) The Sorrows of Young Werter by Goethe is one of four books the monster finds. He teaches himself to read from it, Milton's Paradise Lost, Lives Plutarch and Victor’s lab notes. The story is a classic of...
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  • Paradise Lost vs Genesis
    Paradise Lost vs. Genesis 3:1-6 In the book of Genesis 3:1-6, the passage teaches the story of how Satan tempts Eve into causing the act that leads to the “fall of mankind”. Of this biblical account, is where John Milton gained inspiration for the idea of is work, Paradise Lost. Milton’s...
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  • Politics and the English Language, Paradise Lost
    common symbol used across a broad variety of sources, is the Serpent or the leviathan. It is commonly recognised as a symbol of evil and represents Lucifer or Satan. As Paradise Lost is based upon biblical literature, many of these emblems include and are based upon modus proferendi, or biblical...
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  • Hello
    , “Absent” portrays the results of the Fall as epistemological. To a degree, the plight of the “Absent” speaker is analogous to that of Milton’s Adam and Eve. In deceiving Eve into tasting the fruit in Book IX of Paradise Lost, Satan relies on experiential logic in forming his argument: “look on me, / Me...
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