Milton's Theodicy In Paradise Lost

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Milton’s Theodicy (Milton’s Theodicy in Paradise Lost) In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, he makes God the all-powerful, trusted and feared force. His theodicy creates God as a good force, not an evil one, but the way he writes Paradise Lost and the fall of mankind suggests that either Milton did not think God was all that powerful or turned his cheek when evil plotted against Him.God is trusted by humans in this epic poem because Milton writes that Adam and Eve pray often and trust all God has done for them. But once again, the trust was broken when Eve listened to what the serpent had to say about God deceiving the humans by telling them He didn’t want them eating the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge when He really did want them…show more content…
A reader can tell that God is trusted in Milton’s Paradise Lost because of how Adam is so curious about everything that has been made, including himself, he wants to know the stories and is intrigued by what everything is, how it came to be and why it is the way it is. And one can tell the angels trust God too because Raphael tells Adam to not ask so many questions, implying that he needed to put faith and trust in God with the things that are over his head. Adam reminds Eve that they must trust God and they pray together each day, showing that they trust that they trust God. God is a trusted power and force in Milton’s theodicy of Paradise…show more content…
His theodicy creates God as a good force, not an evil one, but the way he writes Paradise Lost and the fall of mankind suggests that either Milton did not think God was all that powerful or turned his cheek when evil plotted against Him.God is trusted by humans in this epic poem because Milton writes that Adam and Eve pray often and trust all God has done for them. But once again, the trust was broken when Eve listened to what the serpent had to say about God deceiving the humans by telling them He didn’t want them eating the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge when He really did want them to to prove their independence. All at the same time God is feared, not so much by Satan or the other fallen angels, but He is feared by new race He has created. Adam and Eve fear God because of the threat of death as a consequence for eating the forbidden fruit. Once each of them take a bite from the apple of the Tree of Knowledge they begin to argue about whose fault it was, knowing that God knows what they have done and fearing Him because of what they think is going to happen to them. In Paradise Lost, John Milton’s theodicy creates God as an all-powerful and good, trusted, and feared

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