Analysis Of Paradise Lost The Fall Of Man

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Paradise Lost: The Fall of Man John Milton considered himself a puritan, which lead him to be enthralled with God and religion. To learn more about the Lord, Milton dedicated himself to careful study of the bible (Lewalski 310) . Consequently, in the hopes to “repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God alright” he wrote the great Biblical epic, Paradise Lost (Shawcross 1). John Milton's Paradise Lost alludes to the King James Version of the Bible by depicting the fall and redemption of mankind.
To begin Paradise Lost, Milton discusses God's creation and satan’s retaliation against God, resulting in the fall of man (Silverman 154). “Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?/The infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile,/Stirred
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3.1-5). God’s forbin law stated that, “Ye [Adam and Eve] shall not eat of it [the tree of good and evil], neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die (Gen. 3.3).” With the law in the forefront of Eve’s mind, Satan still deceived the women into eating the forbidden fruit by saying, “ye eat...then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil (Bowers 273 & Gen. 3.6).” Satan's deceptive nature convinced Eve to eat from the restricted tree, leading to her own, Adam’s and mankind’s separation from God (Bowers 265). This disobedience presented sin to the world and strengthened Satan's goal to, “wage by force or guile eternal war (Milton 309).” Although the Serpent destroyed the perfect relationship between God and man, by causing Eve to sin, both accounts of the fall gives mankind future hope of redemption (Rosenblatt 28 &…show more content…
“While he sought/Evil to others; and enraged might see/How all his malice served but to bring forth/Infinite goodness, grace and mercy shown/On man by him seduced, but on himself/Treble confusion, wrath and vengeance poured (Milton 311 & 312).” This quote foreshadows the end result of Satan’s tyranny on man. His tyrannical efforts are futile in the end of this “eternal war” (Rosenblatt 215). Instead of forever ruining the species made in the image of God, Satan’s reign of evil left him, in turn, in a miserable defeat, “Chained on the burning lake (Milton 311 & Auslin
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