An Analysis Of John Milton's Paradise Lost

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John Milton’s Theodicy works well, the story is very well presented through this story of Man’s first fall, although, there are many things that are flawed in Milton’s story. Some examples of his flaw are from his views on Eve, as a woman who is easily persuaded, and as a female who must be constantly monitored because if she is not watched she may be easily tempted, which is not the case. He is also flawed in his account of Adam, that Adam does not know about the creation in the garden, which is not the case. And Milton is also wrong in the way that even God is depicted. Although Milton’s Paradise Lost is a well written poem and a logical theodicy, there are major flaws in the way he depicts Eve, Adam and God himself. When Milton describes…show more content…
Adam, in Paradise Lost is unknowing of the creation and the angel Raphael must explain it to him, when in fact, Adam was a very large part of the creation of Earth with Jesus Christ, under the direction of our Heavenly Father. Adam is presented almost child-like in the way he desires to know about the creation, which is not a realistic way to describe Adam. In seven, lines eighty-six and eighty-seven read, “How first began this heaven which we behold/Distant so high…” The angel Raphael, answers Adam’s questions, although in reality, Adam already has an eternal perspective that Milton does not allow him to have in his Paradise…show more content…
In Milton’s Paradise Lost, God is the least charming character. Milton does not present God in a good light, instead, because of the fall that God put upon mankind, which is why little children must die. When in fact, God’s plan is much more articulate than Milton presents. Milton’s God seems very harsh, when in fact he is a God of forgiving. In book twelve, Michael explains to Adam that God has given them seven tenets to create their own inner Paradise. Lines five-hundred and seventy-five through five-hundred eighty-seven say, “This having learnt, thou hast attainted the sum of Wisdom; hope no higher, though all the Starts Though knew’st by name, and all the’e ethereal Powers, All secrets of the deep, all Nature’s works, Or works of God in Heav’n, Air, Earth, or Sea, And all riches of this World enjoy’dst, And all the rule, one Empire: only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable, add Faith, Add virtue, Patience, Temperance, add Love, By name to come called Charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt though not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far.” God gives Adam and Even the opportunity to feel as if they are in Paradise if they live their lives accordingly, which is an accurate portrayal of a just God, although, God gives mankind much more than just the feeling of Paradise if we choose
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