Adam and Eve in Paradise lost Essay

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Milton was looked on by many feminists, “of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women,”(comma before quotation mark)[1] as rather chauvinistic in the way he portrayed Eve. In, (delete,) Paradise Lost, there are many examples of Eve being slighted (comma and substitute well with while) well Adam remains unscathed.

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When Eve first enters the world, (comma maybe) she awakes, “Under a shade on flow’rs…,”[2] by a lake. In putting Eve under shade, (comma maybe) Milton shows that she is not one hundred percent in accordance with God. Eve wondered where and who she was and then she proceeded to look at her image in the water. (Revised sentence) “There I had fixt mine eyes till
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When Eve first comes in contact with Adam we see another example of her vainness. Eve sees Adam as, “…less fair, less winning soft, less amiably mild, than the watery image.”[4] (period before quotation) Eve is made out to be prideful as she thinks Adam’s image is less then hers. Immediately after these thoughts go through her head, (, might be needed) she turns away from Adam in an act of repulse. When Adam first enters (or entered) into the world, (, might be needed) he is (much more superior than Eve, (Suggestion)) made to be a lot more superior then (*than) Eve.

Adam first enters (or entered) the world, “In balmy sweat, which his beams the sun soon dri’d…”[5] In having him enter the world in sunlight shows how Milton is trying to display Adam’s closeness to God. Light is often associated with goodness, (, might be needed) well (while) dark is (a) representative of evil or hell. In Adams (or Adam’s) account of his creation, (, might be needed) the first thing he says he does is, “Straight toward Heav’n my wond’ring eyes I turn’d.”[6] He was aware immediately of his maker and without hesitation looked up to the Heavens. After Adam had looked up to the heaven, (, might be needed) he fell to sleep where an, “inward apparition gently mov’d”[7] him. Milton allows (or allowed) Adam to see God, (comma might be needed) which (Revised sentence: has not been introduced in Paradise Lost) to this
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