Analysis Of John Milton 's ' Paradise Lost '

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Within holy heaven, Satan infuses the sin of pride into the atmosphere by raising up against God, the King of all authority. Such opposition meets the Lord of all who casts this arrogant angel down into the depths of hell—a place where evil abounds. This opposition proves only the beginning of ensuing war which will intensify until God silences it in the depths of hell. In Paradise Lost, John Milton uncovers the brewing embers of this war right from its first spark. Milton expounds upon the fall of Satan with the intent of giving his readers a taste of the tension which this war between God and Satan gives. This taste will spark an understanding within the readers’ mind of the presence of this ongoing present war. Throughout this piece of literature, Milton portrays Satan who lost the battle for supremacy against God as the loser of all subsequent battles against God. With the war commenced, the battle ensues. Never again will Satan bow the knee in submission to God, his Creator. War proves the only agenda upon the mind of Satan. In every aspect of his life, Satan seeks to execute onslaught after onslaught against the Lord of Lords. These onslaughts, though, will only yield to the will of the King of the universe, but the originator of these onslaughts will yield for a moment, “For who can think Submission? Warr then, Warr” (Milton 1.661). In fact, every fiber of Satan’s being refuses to submit to the God who reigns over him. The blackening evil intertwines itself with the…
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