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Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Milton’s Satan of Paradise Lost

- Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Milton’s Satan of Paradise Lost bear many similarities to each other. Both characters possess diabolical ambitions to overthrow the natural order of their circumstances for the lust for power. Both committed atrocious acts that led to others’ downfalls-Macbeth committed multiple acts of murder, and Satan vowed to corrupt humankind and did so with deceit. Both are portrayed as complex characters with, in some cases, conflicted feelings about their evil doings. Aside from these similarities, there are significant differences as well....   [tags: Comparing Macbeth and Satan ]

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Milton's Use of the Homeric Tradition of Epic Simile in "Paradise Lost"

- Throughout the epic Paradise Lost by John Milton, we see Milton continue the Homeric tradition of epic simile for a number of reasons. Initially Milton may just be using these simile’s to stay true to the decorum of the epic at the time, but the simile’s also do something more for the reader. They show us Milton’s attitude toward Satan, the relationship of heroic to Christian values and more. It is quite interesting that thus far in the epic Milton does not use an epic simile to describe God, which may set the heavens and it’s All powerful king in it’s own terms....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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Paradise Lost by John Milton

- The family reunion that takes place with Satan, Sin and Death foreshadows the fall of man. Sin and Death are personifications against broken heavenly laws: narcissism, incest and lust. Satan becomes enamored by his own creation because he sees himself in her image; "...who full oft/Thyself in me thy perfect image…" ll. 763-764. However, he goes on to commit two other sins as he lusts and goes off "in secret" with his own daughter. Sin, in turn, gives birth so painfully, she describes it as such, "breaking violent way/Tore through my entrails"....   [tags: sin, death]

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Discuss Milton’s presentation of Satan in Paradise Lost

- Discuss Milton’s presentation of Satan in Paradise Lost There has been considerable critical interest in the figure of Satan in Paradise Lost, and in the possibility that he may be the true hero of the epic poem. The opening of the poem finds Milton in a tough spot: writing an epic poem without an epic hero in sight. In order to achieve a rationally balanced poem, he wants to let the first half rise from Hell through Chaos and towards Heaven, thereby balancing the fall of humankind in the following Garden scenes....   [tags: English Literature]

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Christian and Pagan Influence in Paradise Lost and Beowulf

- Christian and Pagan Influence in Paradise Lost and Beowulf       In Paradise Lost, Milton is adept at drawing from both Christian and pagan sources and integrating them in such a way that they reinforce one another (Abrams 1075). Of course it is a commonplace for critics to believe that Milton valued his Christian sources more highly than the pagan ones (Martindale 20); this is most likely due to the fact that he regarded the Christian sources as vessels of the truth. His classical allusions, on the other hand, served as references for things fallen or damned....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast christbeo paganbeo]

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Paradise Lost

- Peter Schrag presents the ills of California?fs current politics in an angry and persuasive tone. He says California used to be ?gboth model and magnet for the nation—in its economic opportunities, its social outlook, and its high-quality public services and institutes?h; however, California started to fade after the passage of Proposition 13, the initiative of tax limits (7). Schrag?fs work clearly shows what is the problem in today?fs California, and it is easy to understand even for those who have little knowledge of politics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reflections of Milton in Paradise Lost and On Having Arrived

- Reflections of Milton in Paradise Lost and On Having Arrived At a young age, John Milton was convinced that he was destined for greatness. He thought that he "might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die"(Text 414). For this reason he thought that his life was very important to himself and to others. He often wrote directly about himself, and he used his life experiences as roots for his literature. In Paradise Lost and in a sonnet entitled "On His Blindness," Milton speaks indirectly and directly of his loss of vision....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Essay on Shelley's Frankenstein and Milton's Paradise Lost

- Shelley's Frankenstein and Milton's Paradise Lost      Even upon first glance, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and John Milton's Paradise Lost seem to have a complex relationship, which is discernible only in fractions at a time.  Frankenstein is Mary Shelley's reaction to John Milton's epic poem, in which he wrote the Creation myth as we perceive it today.  His characterizations of Adam and Eve and the interactions of Satan and God and the impending Fall seem to have almost taken a Biblical proportion by themselves.  By the time that Mary Shelley read Paradise Lost, it was indeed a stalwart in the canon of English Literature, so it should not come as a surprise to the reader the it should p...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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"Paradise Lost": An Epic to Surpass All Epics

- An Epic to Surpass all Epics The epic poem Paradise Lost by John Milton was written during a time of religious revolution in England. The subject matter of this epic poem, in the words of Milton, is "[o]f man's first disobedience" (line 1). In this blank verse, Milton refers to the story in Genesis where Eve tempts Adam to eat the "forbidden fruit." In the first five lines of the poem he describes the beginning of mortality, suffering, and man's restoration, as "the fruit [o]f that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste [b]rought death into the world, and all our woe, [w]ith loss of Eden, till one greater Man [r]estore us, and regain the blissful seat" (lines 1-5)....   [tags: European Literature]

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Comparison of Odyssey, Divine Comedy, and Paradise Lost

- A Comparison of Odyssey, Divine Comedy, and Paradise Lost      Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417).  They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance.  Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character.  Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape the action; battles or other forms of physical combat; and a formal statement of the theme of the epic.  Everyday details of life are commonpla...   [tags: comparison compare contrast compody]

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Wisdom vs. Vanity in John Milton's Paradise Lost

- Wisdom vs. Vanity in John Milton's Paradise Lost In the seventeeth century, women were not permitted to embrace in the power of knowledge. John Milton portrays the only female character in his epic poem, Paradise Lost, as a subservient creature caught in a seemingly misogynistic society. Milton states Eve's location in the great chain of authority of his time quite clearly with her inferiority to man repeated frequently throughout the epic, especially amplified in Book IV and Book IX. Milton uses the character of Eve to represent the ills that can befall mankind after she (the woman) breaks the chain of authority in which she was placed....   [tags: Papers]

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Influence of The Metamorphoses and Paradise Lost in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- Influence of The Metamorphoses and Paradise Lost in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Frankenstein, possibly Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's most well-known work, is considered by some to be the greatest Gothic Romance Novel. Due to her marriage to Percy Bysshe Shelley and close friendship with other prolific Romantic authors and poets, namely Lord Byron, Shelley's works permeate with Romantic themes and references. Also present in Frankenstein are obvious allusions to The Metamorphoses by Ovid and Paradise Lost by Milton....   [tags: Papers]

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Powerful Women of The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost

-       Two very powerful female figures are presented in Error of The Faerie Queene, and Sin of Paradise Lost. These two characters are quite similar in description, Milton making a clear tribute to Spencer's work. Both characters have the same monster qualities, and both posses allegorical names and qualities. Error is by far the most disgustingly described of the two monsters. In Book 1, Canto 1, she is the first obstacle to meet the knight and his party. She represents the consequences of the night's foolhardiness and over-confidence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Comparison of Civilization in The Oresteia and Milton's Paradise Lost

- Civilization in The Oresteia and Paradise Lost         The continual search for a perfect civilization marks the history of human progress. From Plato to Locke to Marx, man has sought to order society to provide justice for himself and his children. In this quest for paradise, myths of primitivity help describe how social institutions can direct humans away from their temptations toward higher goals. In Aeschylus' The Oresteia and John Milton's Paradise Lost, human civilization is viewed as an imperfect balance of opposites which helps combat man's tendencies toward barbarism and misogyny....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Constrasting Styles in Paradise Lost by John Milton

- Constrasting Styles in Paradise Lost by John Milton In the excerpts from John Milton's Paradise Lost, the reader can see the various elements of style Milton uses to achieve two different effects. His diction produces a brutal tone in Passage A, while painting an idyllic picture in Passage B. Milton's sentence structure supports his diction. The syntax of Passage A is sharp, while Passage B's is more flowing. Figurative language, especially conceit, is pervasive throughout both passages, and the poetic devices -- mainly hyperbole -- add to the overall effect of the passages....   [tags: Papers]

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Woman's Role Defined in "Paradise Lost" and the Bible

- John Milton's Paradise Lost attempts to justify "God's will" by giving a better understanding of the "ways of God", according to the author. In his work, Milton addresses several issues from biblical text as he expands on the "role of woman" as it is written in the book of Genesis. "Woman's role" is recognized and presented as one that is subordinate to man. Several associations are recognized between Milton's work and books of the Bible which reveal much about the way both of these books intend to define the role of a woman....   [tags: World Literature]

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Is Femininity as Much of a Threat in "Paradise Lost" as It Is in "The Aeneid"?

- When Virgil and Milton wrote their epic poems, they were both writing for societies which plainly did not believe in equality of the sexes. The seventeenth century poet, John Milton, takes the attitude common to the time period while portraying Eve - the only female character in the whole of Paradise Lost: the belief that women were weak, inferior and even soulless. Likewise, Virgil's portrayal of the women in the Aeneid as temptresses, manipulators, interferers is in agreement with how ancient Roman society viewed women....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Death in Beowulf, Henry IV, and Paradise Lost

- Death in Beowulf, Henry IV, and Paradise Lost Characters in Death view their lives in retrospect and, very often, for these characters hindsight is twenty twenty. This statement holds true for any incidence of retrospect, however. When an event has passed you take yourself out of that situation emotionally and therefore lose the emotion-controlling factor which can cloud one's perspective. Assuming an after-life does exist, one may argue that the perspective you get on your life is clear because you are no longer concerned with your human emotions....   [tags: Beowulf]

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Comparing Truth in The Education of Children, Paradise Lost and Hamlet

- Nature of Truth in The Education of Children, Paradise Lost and Hamlet          To some, truth is something that is absolute and unchanging. To others, truth is volatile and inconstant. In the 16th and 17th century, the foundations of civilization itself had been shaken. Many of the ideas which were thought to be absolutely true had been plunged into the depths of uncertainty. The cosmological, geographical, and religious revolutions called into question the nature of truth itself. It is no wonder, then, that some of the great writers at the time included within their works a treatise on the ways in which truth is constructed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing John Milton’s Paradise Lost to Pleasantville

- Comparing John Milton’s Paradise Lost to Pleasantville I don’t know if I connected the experiential dots with any dexterity regarding John Milton’s Paradise Lost until I visited Disney World recently. It wasn’t until Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Cruella De Vil, Jafar the evil sorcerer, the Beauty, and the Beast came down Main Street, U.S.A. that I was more able to appreciate the prodigiousness of the procreative masque within Paradise Lost. Panorama grabs the viewer; and, with a mere touch of the remote control, it thrusts him/her into Eden, Main Street, or Pleasantville....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Paradise Lost: Moloch's Warfare Vs. Belial's Coexistence

- The Second Book of Paradise Lost, by John Milton, opens at the Council of War amongst the demons of Hell. Moloch, demon warrior, passionately advocates for open warfare. On the other hand, Belial, the sarcastic demon, uses asperity to criticize Moloch's argument. This Council, particularly the arguments that Moloch and Belial present, represent two separate schools of thought: warfare at any cost and existence at any price. Moloch, upon getting his chance to speak, wastes no time in expressing his opinion: open warfare with heaven....   [tags: European Literature]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- ... This proves that God didn’t create Adam and Eve just because he had the power too, instead he created them to bring fulfilment to himself and his creations. Later on in the epic, Satan states, when he first gazes upon Adam and Eve, “In them divine resemblance, and such grace. The hand that formed them on their shape hath poured” (ll 364-365). Satan, God 's “ultimate” enemy, states himself that he could see the pure, divine relationship between God and his creations, simply by looking upon them....   [tags: Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, John Milton]

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Allusions Vs. Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- Allusions to Paradise Lost in Frankenstein In the nineteenth century gothic novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses numerous allusions within her novel that can easily be interpreted by the reader. This makes it easier for readers to understand the characters and relate to the circumstances throughout the story. The most important and most used was from John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost. This book has numerous parallels that readers can easily translate to Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein and his monster can both be identified with several characters from Paradise Lost....   [tags: Frankenstein, Paradise Lost, John Milton]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- Sandra Walters Character & Literature Paper #2 Mr Porter In the Analysis of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” I will compare the characters with their literary choices and reflect on how these choices influence and reflect their individual identities. The main character in “Frankenstein” is Victor Frankenstein the presumed “mad Scientist”. Victor spent his childhood reading about Cornelius Agrippa, a scientist who engaged on the occult and the supernatural. Victor’s childhood was regulated with studies and knowledge and the chance that he happened upon the works of Agrippa, lit a fire in his mind that intrigued him into Agrippa’s world....   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Paradise Lost]

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True Theodicy within John Milton

- John Milton was one of the smartest men in the world during his time, and he knew it. Milton was a child prodigy, reading more books than most men do in a life time. He was also a very Christian man. Milton saw his talents as given to him from God. He spent his whole life working to do something that no man had ever done before, but he was doing it for God. He saw his talent as a gift that needed to be used. Using his talent became much more difficult when he began to lose his sight. Being blind did not stop him from reaching his goal, though....   [tags: free will, child prodigy, paradise lost]

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The Monster Of The Negro

- Victor Frankenstein’s monster educates himself which shapes the role of his character in the novel. The monster receives the majority of his education through watching humans speak and the actions they portray. He finds books in the woods, including Paradise Lost and reads them. The story of the monster can somewhat be related to the reading from our textbook, “The Mis-Education of the Negro” by Carter G. Woodson. Several sources go about in different angles about the monster’s education. A blog about Frankenstein, The Monster of Literary Theory, mostly discusses the monster’s education through a literary sense by reading....   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Paradise Lost]

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John Milton's Epic Poem, Lost Paradise

- ... Satan’s motivations in line 242-270 of Book 1 of Paradise Lost seem pretty clear, but there are possibly some hidden motivation’s also. One can automatically assume Satan is working to get back at God and the rest of the Heavenly Host because of hurt pride. Satan is a very egotistical being, so much so that he believed he and his army would be able to defeat God. When God struck him down, Satan’s pride was wounded. Even though his ego has taken a big hit, Satan is still proud and arrogant. “Receive thy new Possessor; One who brings/ A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.” (Book 1, lines 252-253) Satan vows revenge on God and the heavenly host....   [tags: theology, satan, heroes]

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Analysis of the Consequences of the Disobedience to the Great God/Gods in Paradise Lost and “Pandora’s box”

- In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Milton narrates the story of Adam and Eve, but on a deeper level, figuring out the motives, feelings, and emotions of each character while also introducing the story of Satan/Lucifer and all of his complexities. At the same time Milton gives the story a twist when he relates how sin and death is brought into the human world. Greek Mythology gives a similar anecdote which compares with John Milton’s story very much: the story of Pandora and Epimetheus. “Pandora’s Box” also relates the story of how evil sprits came upon the world thorough Pandora’s disobedience....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Comparing the Fall of Man in Eve Speaks and Milton's Paradise Lost

- The Fall of Man in Eve Speaks and Paradise Lost Over the course of time, there have been many interpretations of man's fall from grace, as  told by the Bible.  Among the literary interpretations are those of John Milton's Paradise Lost and the American poet Louis Untermeyer's "Eve Speaks."  John Milton's epic poem deals with the entire story of man's fall from grace, including background for Satan's motives.  Louis Untermeyer's "Eve Speaks" was written about Eve's thoughts, many years after she was  forced to leave Eden.  While both poems are derived from the same biblical root, they offer different interpretations of man's fall through Eve's motives, her attitude toward Adam, and her...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Fall from Grace: Satan as a Spiritually Corrupt Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost

- Fall From Grace: Satan as a Spiritually Corrupt Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost Can Satan -- a being, so evil that even as an Ethereal being of Heaven, who was cast out of God's grace - be a hero. John Milton's Satan in Paradise Lost is very much a romanticized character within the epic poem, and there has been much debate since the poem's publishing in 1667 over Milton's sentiments and whether Satan is the protagonist or a hero. As an angel in God the Father's Heaven, Satan rose up with a group of following of one-third of all of Heaven's angels and tried to unseat Jehovah from His station as the Divine Ruler....   [tags: European Literature]

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Milton 's Reformation Of The Epic Tradition

- ... Satan vows to push back against God’s creation and pervert it until it no longer resembles it’s intended form. He then leads his fallen army to accomplish this deed as they soar into the sky. It is in this passage that Satan’s heroic qualities are displayed as he is driven to accomplish his goal and displays qualities of leadership and might on the spiritual battlefield. Many modern critics don’t see Satan as the protagonist since there are inherent problems with viewing Satan as hero. Barbara Lewalski writes “by measuring Satan against the heroic standards, we become conscious of the inadequacy and fragility of all the heroic virtues celebrated in literature, of the susceptibility of th...   [tags: Paradise Lost, John Milton, Adam and Eve]

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Fate Vs Free Will By Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

- ... Satan is also even shown to have his heart melt when he first sees Adam and Eve. These are traits that are often reserved for God, not Satan. But at times Milton is quick to remind you that Satan is in fact a bad guy. For example, when he says, Thank him who puts me loath to this revenge On you who wrong me not for him who wronged. And should I at your harmless innocence Melt, as I do, yet public reason just, Honor and empire with revenge enlarged, By conquering this new world, compels me now To do what else, though damned, I should abhor....   [tags: Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve, God, Garden of Eden]

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The Significance of Satan as the Leader of Hell

- In the epic, Paradise Lost, John Milton draws from the book of Genesis in the Bible to not only convey the fall of man, but also to present his views on many controversial issues. To best present his beliefs, Milton utilizes characters from Genesis to draw comparisons between real-life issues and the well-known story of Adam and Eve. One of the ways that Milton seeks to express his opposition to the monarchy in England is through the use of Satan as the leader of what Milton establishes as a sort of democracy in Hell....   [tags: satan, puritan, john Milton, paradise lost]

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Analysis Of John Donne 's ' The Great Chain Of Being '

- Obedience and disobedience were implicated themes in Renaissance Era poetry, whether the acts of such were toward man in John Donne’s work or toward God in John Milton’s. The concepts of obedience and disobedience can only make sense with a structural ranking or scale of entities. “The Great Chain of Being” is fundamental in the epic poem of Paradise Lost, as well as other poetry of the period. The beings and objects that held the most value were signified at the top of the chain, while the least valued were depicted at the bottom....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost, Garden of Eden]

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Changing the World in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Cavendish’s The Blazing World

- Changing the World in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Cavendish’s The Blazing World It only takes one person or one event to change the course of the world. Eve changes the world and the course of humanity when she eats from the tree of knowledge in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. In Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World, the Empress single-handedly changes the world she rules for the worse, and then changes it back again. The message is that our worlds are not fixed; they are ever changing—fickle and subject to one event or action....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Tool Of The Devil: Comparing Satan in Paradise Lost and The Golden Compass

- The devil, in literature, is always a catalyst of change for those who encounter him. He is a force working underground, moving against what is widely considered virtuous and good, and it is contact with him that often changes the course of characters lives, and even the world. In Paradise Lost and a book based on it, The Golden Compass, ‘the devil’, in both cases, is an advocate for moving away from the control of God and the Church. Where the stories differ, is in the author’s intent for these actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Milton and Cavendish: Faithful Realists

- Milton and Cavendish: Faithful Realists Inquiries regarding the nature and acquisition of knowledge, coupled with the monumental question of whether human beings are capable of accruing knowledge–the philosophical study of epistemology–has roots buried in antiquity: Genesis, to be exact. Great thinkers of the Western tradition have both accepted and rejected components of Old Testament lore; Platonic and Aristotelian philosophers have indeed battled for centuries over the way in which reality is understood....   [tags: Paradise lost Blazing World]

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Glenn Duncan's Use of Milton's Satan

- Glen Duncan's novel I, Lucifer can be read as an infernal reply to the divinely inspired Paradise Lost. This is particularity apparent when comparing the separate accounts of the fall of Satan and the garden of Eden, as well as countless details throughout the stories. These accounts are incredibly similar, but unsurprisingly, due to his use of Satan as narrator, Duncan spins the stories to play up the lack of justice in Satan's treatment. In many ways I, Lucifer can be considered a sequel to Paradise Lost....   [tags: Lucifer, justice, Satan, Paradise Lost, fate]

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Reaction in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth

- Reaction in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth It goes without saying that we all react to the experiences that we have. What differs from person to person is how those experiences affect our being and what each of us takes from those experiences and how we apply it to our lives from that point on. We see this happening not only in our own lives, but also in literature. The characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth and those from Milton’s Paradise Lost show, through their conflicts, that the experiences that they are exposed to affect their lives in a negative way....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker

- The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Turmoil of Milton’s World Reflected in Milton’s Paradise Lost

- The Turmoil of Milton’s World Reflected in Paradise Lost "To explain the ways of God to men" (Invocation, 26) Milton loftily proclaims his goal in writing Paradise Lost. He will, he asserts, clarify many ambiguities of the Bible itself. Thereby begins one of the greatest epic poems in literary history – and the war of the sexes is raised to new heights. Milton claims to be the mouthpiece of God. If so, God was quite the rhetorician, not to mention misogynist. A being of absolute reason, he fails to understand how his reasonless creations can be devoid of allegiance to his person....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Son of God in Milton’s Paradise Lost: Taking One for the Team

- The Son of God in Milton’s Paradise Lost: Taking One for the Team Among those familiar with the Judeo-Christian belief system, Jesus is normally accepted as a selfless figure, one who became human, suffered, and was put to death out of divine love for humanity. In his portrayal of the Son of God in Paradise Lost, John Milton does not necessarily disagree with the devotion or love present in the Son. His characterization of the Son does not oppose this tradition; rather, it is simply different....   [tags: Research Papers]

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Adam and Eve's Relationship to Each Other and God in Paradise Lost

- Most certainly all theologians and readers of the Bible interpret Genesis' story of the creation of Earth's first human couple, Adam and Eve, as one of comedy-turned-tragedy, being that their blissful lives were shattered when Satan tempted Eve with the promise of knowledge by eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, the one tree in the garden that God designated as untouchable. However, Genesis does not fill-in the missing background information as to the reasons why man and woman came to be the first rational, mortal creations of God's divinity....   [tags: Poetry]

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Adam And Eve : Literary Paragons Of Human Nature

- Adam and Eve were literary paragons of human nature. The ending of Paradise Lost details the departure of Adam and Eve from Eden. This could be perceived as a commentary regarding the likely-hood that Adam and Eve were the heralds of sin, but we ought to recognize it is not some divine or infernal force that becomes the hero. The mortal creations are the ones who reconcile the chaos that the heavenly forces introduce. Only looking at how Eve is fooled, completely demerits the human ability to adapt and to form complex solutions....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost]

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The Presentation Of Adam And Eve 's Relationship

- ... The narrator when describing their different roles states ‘he for God only, she for God in him’ (Milton 4.299) this implies that Eve is inferior; she is further removed from God. Adam was made for God and Eve for Adam. This makes Eve less spiritual. It also means she must serve God and Adam; even in the description of her role she is expected to be submissive to two male characters. Further when God talks about Adam he states ‘the character of dominion giv’n o’er other creatures’ (Milton 8.545-546)....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost]

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Analysis Of ' The Monster The Doppelganger '

- ... And now it is ended; there is my last victim”. These lines show the monster speaking to Walton, connecting the two strings between the monster and Satan. The two people I think do not deserve full sympathy because Satan and the monster both had a choice. The monster in Frankenstein just wanted to be loved and he had great and good aspirations in the beginning of the story. As the story went on he realized that the world was rejecting the physical form of his body which led to his evil doings....   [tags: Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve, Thought, Fallen angel]

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Evaluating Milton 's Theodicy As An Answer For Evil

- ... However, the point that Milton makes is that we completely lost all innocence in ourselves when the Fall happened. Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, and it was the beginning of generations and generations of disobedience. The quote spoken by Satan in Book 1, Lines 254-255, “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n,” becomes evident in the minds of Adam and Eve after the Fall. Hell is not just a place, it is a state of mind. Unfortunately, Adam and Eve allowed a part of Hell, Satan, to come into their headspace....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve]

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The Death Of Sin And The Sin Of Satan

- The Death of Sin and the Sin of Satan When discussing the fate of the fallen, be them angel or man, it is important to become acquainted with Sin and Death, the offspring of Satan. In Paradise Lost, Book 2, from lines 746 to 814, Milton offers what it is to sin and the price of sin with descriptive imagery through Sin’s words. Both Sin and Death embody and characterize their names as both allegories and personifications. With close inspection of the passage, the ideas of sin and death come to life and they live dark and tortuous lives....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost, Original sin, Sin]

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Satan Is A Fallen Angel

- The Monster attempted to coexist with humanity, dealing with violence and abuse, only to be rejected and alone, much like how Satan is rejected by God. He is hoping that the wicked nature of the humans was not common between them all, until he meets the family which sways his opinions about the race. This fruit of hope soon turns rotten when he decides to befriend them only to be rejected again saying “from that moment on I declared everlasting war against the species” (Shelly 124) after their reaction....   [tags: Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Satan]

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Compare and Contrast: The Degree of Free Will Between the Creature from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Adam from Milton’s Paradise Lost

- Introduction It is easy to regard Frankenstein’s Creature as the terror of all terrors. Look into horror fiction and you can easily assess the long-lasting impact of Shelley’s magnum opus. Halloween costumes in all sizes and hues, three cinematic adaptations, countless spin-offs…Stripping away the distillation of mainstream culture, however, it must be said that Shelley’s idea was more substantial than to create the stuff of nightmares. In the book, the monster is anything but the mumbling, shuffling oaf as depicted in the 1931 film....   [tags: Predeterminism, Moral Responsibility]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' The Summer Of 1816 '

- Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft, in the summer of 1816, tells the world a story she claims owes its life to her husband, their two friends and her own inner author, which is accredited to her literary parents. She tells a heartbreaking story of a misbegotten creature with no sense of belonging and no companions. She tells of an unloving creator, one who wishes he had not been so foolish in his creation, and who hates that which he has created. Mostly, however her riveting tale seeks to point to the horror created by society, that of people unloved and uncared for, meting out miserable existences until either the upper class citizens take pity, if they are “pleased” by them, or else, until their...   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Paradise Lost]

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The True Monster Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

- When deciding who the true monster in Frankenstein is, one can point to the obvious and determine that it is Victor Frankenstein’s morbid creation (who commits murders), but when looking at the situation from both perspectives, the reader can deduce that the real monster is Victor. Despite the aforementioned murders, the creature was Victor’s responsibility, and the brilliant scientist decided to abandon him. This denial of affection greatly impacted Frankenstein’s creation because he had to forgo the trials of being an outcast of society ever since he was brought into the realm of the living....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Paradise Lost]

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The Physical Deterioration Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

- It is scientifically proven, that people prefer attractive people. Appearances help millions of good-looking men and women across the country advance in their careers, get free drinks, and receive more opportunity. But, Mary Shelley juxtaposes the physical deterioration of Victor as her novel, Frankenstein, progresses and the creature ’s ugly physical appearance and the motif of clouds juxtapose with birds to argue that appearances may be deceptive. She argues through the juxtaposition of Victor and the creation’s death that ultimately it is through death, one of nature’s devices, that allows us to see the character of a person....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Paradise Lost]

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Preventable Horrors Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

- ... After Frankenstein’s mother’s death, he becomes obsessed with reincarnating the dead no matter the cost. Frankenstein digs up the dead, proceeds to amputate their limbs, and then implant them upon a new disfigured creation. Frankenstein continues doing this for at least a year, when he brings his horrific creation to life. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart,” (56)....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Paradise Lost]

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Kashmir ; A lost paradise

- Kashmir — a beautiful mountain state with clear rivers, evergreen forests and one of the highest death rates in the world. It is at the center of an age-old dispute between Pakistan and India that has dragged on from the independence of both nations over fifty years ago to the present time, with no resolution in sight. The combined population of the two nation totals over a billion, so no conflict between them is of passing importance, especially when nuclear weapons are involved. Pakistan and India share a common heritage, language, and traditions, yet the subject of Kashmir can push them to the brink of annihilation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Leadership in Milton’s Paradise Lost, Cavendish’s Blazing World, and Othello and Hamlet

- Leadership in Milton’s Paradise Lost, Cavendish’s Blazing World, and Shakespeare’s Othello and Hamlet Critical thinkers are the strongest people in the world—not only are they able to form their own opinions, but these individuals are also versatile enough to listen to their counsel for the best advice. They have learned when to be flexible and when to be stubborn—and they’ve realized who’s a snake in the grass and who deserves paramount respect. To live happily ever after, or even just to survive, a person must learn from the best....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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William Blake 's A Poison Tree

- ... In the next line, the speaker refers to deceitful wiles. He is letting the reader know that his smiles are fake and he is being deceptive to his enemy all the while his anger is growing. Plants are normally represented as symbols of life; however, Blake is comparing it to growing anger nourished with emotions. Anger grows day and night. It does not stop because of activities. It does not stop because of sleep. The elements of despair and sadness nourish the anger from the roots up. This nourishment of hatred and anger grew into a tree....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost, Anger, Adam and Eve]

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God 's Creation Of The World

- ... He called the light, day, and the dark, night. The “P” account lists specifically how everything on Earth was individually made by God’s instruction. Although both accounts begin in the same manner with the creation of the heavens and Earth, the events discussed are different. Each account focuses on different events that made up the creation. The “P” version focuses on the seven days and the exact tasks preformed on each day. These two accounts differ in the amount of time it took and the events that took place....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost, Earth, Universe]

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Light Association, Shaping Our Understanding

- Paradise Lost Light Association, Shaping Our Understanding Altering an audience's opinion is a struggle that many writers face; it is always possible, however, to unite the reader with the speaker's position. In Paradise Lost by John Milton, the author attempted to persuade his readers into thinking that the theme of obedience to God will keep you in a blissful state and disobedience will keep you in a wretched state by the use of light in his books. God is associated with a radiant white light; while on the other hand, Satan is affiliated with a dark shady black....   [tags: Paradise Lost John Milton Analysis Book]

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Lost in Translation by Ewa Hoffman

- Lost in Translation - A Place to Remember As people grow up, there are special places that remain in the memories. These places become a safe haven when life becomes too rough to handle. All the bad qualities of this place disappear in their minds so that only a perfect world exists. This is a place where everything is right and everyday troubles do not exist. In the novel Lost in Translation by Ewa Hoffman, she describes this paradise of sorts as her hometown of Cracow, Poland. Cracow, Poland is where Ewa spent the majority of her childhood up until age fourteen when she emigrated to the Canada with her mother, father, and younger sister Alina....   [tags: Lost in Translation Ewa Hoffman]

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Eva Hoffman's Lost In Translation

- Eva Hoffman’s memoir, Lost in Translation, is a timeline of events from her life in Cracow, Poland – Paradise – to her immigration to Vancouver, Canada – Exile – and into her college and literary life – The New World. Eva breaks up her journey into these three sections and gives her personal observations of her assimilation into a new world. The story is based on memory – Eva Hoffman gives us her first-hand perspective through flashbacks with introspective analysis of her life “lost in translation”....   [tags: Memoir Eva Hoffman Lost Translation]

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Hangs Emotional Development and the Parallel Changes in Nature Illustrated in Huong's Paradise of the Blind

- The novel Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong is set in North Vietnam during the Communist revolution in 1980's and is translated into English by Phan Huy Duong and Nina McPherson. The traditional Vietnamese society of time set in the novel is illustrated through Hang, the protagonist. The author conveys the underlying message of pursued hope to the readers via constructing the correlation between the constantly changing natural environment and Hang. This correlation gives in turn a microscopic view of the family ties and its impact on the entire Vietnamese generation....   [tags: Paradise of the Blind]

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Paradaise Lost by John Milton

- ... Another key part of theodicy from Paradise Lost is explained in the events that happen in the Garden of Eden. This is the place on Earth that has just been created by God. It contains every single animal in pairs as well as Adam and Eve, the first humans ever to exist. Adam was created before Eve and desired a partner, so God made Eve out of one of Adam’s ribs. They tend garden and are given eternal life; yet, there’s a catch, they must not under any circumstances eat from the Tree of Knowledge or the Tree of Life....   [tags: photographic memory, theodicity, eden]

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Paradaise Lost by John Milton

- ... Greenblatt et al. (2008) write of Adam and Eve, “Their relationship exhibits gender hierarchy, but Milton’s early readers may have been surprised by the fullness and complexity of Eve’s character and the centrality of her role”. This statement accurately reflects Milton’s representation of Eve throughout the books of the poem. The first introduction to the characters is through Satan’s description. Satan postulates, “...both/Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed” (4.295-96). This is the point of view of only one character, but Satan’s opinion reflects the view that Eve was created inferior....   [tags: adam and eve, good, evil, bible]

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Decision In Paradise

- Decisions in Paradise As stated in Decisions in Paradise I, Kava has struggled with many obstacles that have prevented this country from becoming a beautiful and a well- known paradise attraction. At this portion of the project, AJA Consulting Firm would like to continue our vision by establishing a greater presence in Kava. Critical thinking is an important part of the decision making process which is essential to ensure decisions are well thought out and possibly prevent individuals from making bad decisions or mistakes that could be costly and in some instances, deadly....   [tags: decision paradise Business]

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The Search for Identity in This Side of Paradise

- The Search for Identity in This Side of Paradise   In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel This Side of Paradise, Amory Blaine searches for his identity by "mirroring" people he admires.  However, these "mirrors" actually block him from finding his true self.  He falls in love with women whose personalities intrigue him; he mimics the actions of men he looks up to.  Eleanor Savage and Burne Holiday serve as prime examples of this.  Until Amory loses his pivotal "mirror," Monsignor Darcy, he searches for his soul in all the wrong places.  When Monsignor Darcy dies, Amory has the spiritual epiphany he needs to reach his "paradise" - the knowledge of who Amory Blaine truly is.              Amory...   [tags: This Side of Paradise Essays]

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Satan in Paradaise Lost and Dante's Inferno

- After God created the Earth and mankind, all was right in the Holy kingdom. That is until, a friend, the bearer of light, the morning star fell in battle and ultimately in darkness. This fateful battle made true everything we know and live now. Milton and Dante play on this every concept in two very different ways, for Milton a cunning reflection of man and for Dante an animalisitic dunce. Milton and Dante use the Bible stories as a backdrop for their epic poems of love and of loss wherein a single unique character, a bearer of light is made to reverberate humanity and the supreme basic darkness that is the soul of man, one can note these key elements vis-a-vis his appearance, domain...   [tags: god, lucifer, darkness, soul, bible]

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Paradise by Toni Morrison

- Paradise by Toni Morrison Would you be embarrassed if you were in love with an ugly person, and were very attractive yourself. In the world today, appearance is of most importance and if you love an ugly person when you are beautiful, you are seen as dating below yourself....   [tags: Paradise Toni Morrison]

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Paeadise Lost

- Paeadise Lost In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, we can see that there are the two ideas damnation and salvation through the characters of Satan and Adam & Eve, respectively. It is Satan’s sin of pride that first causes him to fall from God’s grace and into the depths of hell. This same pride is also what keeps him from being able to be reconciled to God, and instead, leads him to buy into his own idea of saving himself. With Adam & Eve, we see that although they too, disobeyed God, they repented of their sin, and were reconciled to the Divinity through the saving judgement of the Son....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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“Kubla Khan:” A Description of Earthly Paradise

- “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to be “one of the best remembered works of the Romantic period,” (Gray) and though this poem may seem speak deeply about the world, its conception was fairly simple: Coleridge had been reading a book about Kubla Khan in Xanadu (by a man named Samuel Purchas) before falling into a deep sleep induced by an opium mixture to which he had long since had an addiction. When he awoke from this drug induced stupor, he had apparently 200 to 300 lines of poetry in his head, but after writing the first three stanzas, was interrupted (and thus, we observe a shift in the poem at that point) by “a person from Porlock” (Brett 46-8) and could only remembe...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Paradaise Lost by John Milton and The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighierie

- INTRODUCTION It has been commonly accepted that John Milton is acquainted with Dante Alighieri who has a great influence on Milton’s epic Paradise Lost. The significance of The Divine Comedy for Milton lies especially in Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio. Scholars1 have quoted plentiful echoes of Dante throughout Milton’s works, and have compared these two great poets for centuries. In the 19th century Mary Shelley employed a cluster of images and ideas from Milton’s Paradise Lost (especially from Book Ten) in Frankenstein -- the work that establishes the fame of Mary -- to forge her novelistic world of desire, deterioration, and desperation....   [tags: inferno, purgatorio, frankenstein]

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Critical Analysis of Jonh Milton's Sonnet 8

- Milton returned to England about 1641 when the political and religious affairs were very disturbing to many. He started to apply his work in practice for that one great work like Paradise Lost when penning the Sonnets. Not every sonnet is identical but they can be difficult in interpretation, styles, word use, and so forth. The purpose of this paper is to analyze Milton’s Sonnet 8 (ca 1642), “Captain or Colonel.” This will be done by explaining the type of theme and then separating the sonnet into three sections: lines 1-4, 5-8, and 9-14 for a better understanding of how Milton used the development of ongoing events to present problems with a mystical resolution....   [tags: paradaise lost, british controversialist]

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The Utopian Philosophy of Shangri-La in James Hilton's Lost Horizon

- The Utopian Philosophy of Shangri-La in James Hilton's Lost Horizon   For some people life may not be satisfactory. Life has many troubles including death, pain, and suffering. It leaves little hope. There are ways in which people can live to have a good life. This method of how a person should live is viewed differently thoughout the world. James Hilton represents this combination of ideas and cultures in the novel, Lost Horizon (1933). This novel tells the tale of four distinctively different people retreating from a war zone....   [tags: Lost Horizon Essays]

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The Story Behind the Scars, The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir

- The Story Behind the Scars “The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir” is a vivid recollection of Staceyann Chin's traumatic childhood as she discovers her voice and identity growing up in Jamaica beginning in 1972. At the age of four, Staceyann is already experiencing the oppressions related with being a girl. Delano, her older brother by two years, is the only male in the house as both of their fathers are out of the picture. Since they are both raised by their deaf and illiterate grandmother, Delano exercises his masculinity over Staceyann in numerous ways, even at the age of six....   [tags: Stacyann Chin, literary analysis]

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Sex in Paradise: Before and After the Fall

- In Milton's Paradise Lost, the two images of sex in Books IV and IX sharply contrast one another in order to show the dichotomy of love and lust. The first act of sex is seen in Book IV and represents holy love. Before going into their bower, Adam and Eve make sure to praise God. This awe for their maker is seen when Adam and Eve "both stood,/Both turned, and under open sky adored/The God that made both sky, air, earth and Heav'n" (IV. 720-2). Even the heavens are in unison with Adam and Eve's love....   [tags: European Literature]

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PARADISE FLUBBED: Pynchon & the New World

- PARADISE FLUBBED: Pynchon & the New World When, in Gravity's Rainbow, "A screaming comes across the sky," it is the sound of a V-2 rocket arcing up and over the English Channel.But the rocket's vapor trail (which Pirate Prentice sees from kneedeep in the primordial mulch of his bananararium) points further on: over the Atlantic, on toward America, the New World, Tyrone Slothrop's "yearned-for, perhaps illusory home." The rocket's path ends a fraction of an inch above the reader's head, the rocket suspended, poised ......   [tags: essays papers]

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Michelangelo: The Gates of Paradise

- ... Greek and Roman influences are often seen in Renaissance art due to the resurrection of the classics during that time period; Ghiberti, being an artist from the Renaissance, followed the renewed interest in classical antiquity and included several aspects of the ancient civilizations’ culture in The Gates of Paradise. Content-wise, there are several references to the classics. Among the many busts and statues surrounding the ten gilded panels, some are recognized to be idealized images based upon Roman sculptural prototypes, further indicating the renewed interest in classical Roman art (Parchin)....   [tags: artist, creek influence, renaissance]

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Parking Lot Paradise: Callowhill

- As I drive southbound from Trenton into Philadelphia on I-95 South, it is impossible to avoid potholes, constant construction, and terrible drivers. The frustration mounts throughout the journey, until off in the distance the jutting of skyscrapers can be seen cutting through the clouds. Philadelphia, is so close now. I take the Callowhill exit, and I know that I’ve made it home. From the exit to my apartment is merely a ten minute drive. Those ten minutes are more than enough to take in the sights and sounds of Callowhill Street and the neighborhood surrounding it....   [tags: immigration, philadelphia, industries]

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The God Of Small Things And Paradise Of The Blind

- ... “The Fond Smiles stayed on Sophie Mol like a spotlight,” this simile shows the attention that Sophie Mol receives from everyone around her, even though they do not know her well, they all admire her. The words “Fond Smiles” are capitalised, emphasizing Rahel’s feelings of inferiority and jealousy towards Sophie Mol. This eventually leads to her running away with Estha which also results in the death of Velutha and Sophie Mol. These events affect Rahel’s perspective on the world around her and plays a large role in shaping her childhood....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Caste, Working class]

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RURAL PARADISE OR A CONCRETE JUNGLE?

- RURAL PARADISE OR A CONCRETE JUNGLE. Over the course of the semester we have watched numerous movies (Heartland Reggae, The Harder They Come, Countryman, Dancehall Queen, Third World Cop, Rockers, and Land of Look Behind) that depict Rastafarians living in both the country and the city. Not knowing much about either Jamaican setting, I decided to take a closer look at both the urban and rural areas in which Rastafarians live and practice their beliefs. I wanted to see if the different settings had much influence on Rastafarians....   [tags: essays papers]

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