When Milton “wrote of Angels & God, and at liberty when of Devils & Hell, is because he was a true Poet and of the Devils party without knowing it "(Blake). He was a polemicist and a scholarly man of letters who analyzed religious and political conflicts throughout his works. Regardless of being a Protestant, he believed that religion was the true pathway to controlling government under Cromwell’s republic (Hunter). Yet Milton is mistaken and his onset of glaucoma may be seen as a “punishment” for using religion to control people. The penalty of blindness, decided by God, is comparable to how Sir Gawain felt when he betrayed the code of the pentangle, humiliated and ashamed to be human. He later copes with his blindness and sees the brighter picture of life how he now sees God’s choice of judgment.
Now only if Lucifer could see his mistakes! Would the world be a better place? Why did Lucifer eat the forbidden fruit? Why did he bring others down with him? Lucifer thoug...
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