Essay on the Downfall of Man in John Milton's Paradise Lost

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The classic tragedy Paradise Lost, written by John Milton, demonstrates how the fallen angels lose the paradise they have been given, and how this fall directly effects the downfall of man as well. Before anything ever was, all matter was chaos; utter darkness and filth. A mighty being, God, rose up out of chaos and created the firmament called Heaven, and all the universe (4). The angels, and archangels that populated Heaven, danced in the realms of the magnificent light (8). Lucifer, the highest archangel, stepped fourth and accused God of his power, jealously tying to take it from him. Almighty God cast him, and his followers out of the sublime realm. The fallen angels transcended back into the filth of chaos. This chaos being…show more content…
Satan and his Minions of evil were no match for God almighty, and his faithful angels. Satan, now filled with the deepest hate, and despair, gathers in his weak legions for another meeting. His following declines the threat of another war with the Heavens, and beg for the reentrance to paradise. The request is denied. Satan, now in total bitterness and anguish, seeks revenge on God almighty... (96). When the fallen angels didn't succeed in regaining Heaven, it established an enemy to God. This foreshadows revenge, which could result in the fall of man. With the Heavens increasing in beauty and splendor, the imagination of God brings forth the creation of man, the Earth, and all the creatures in it. This process was divided into seven days, with the seventh day being the day of rest (101). Satan has been monitoring God's every move. When he discovers the creation of man, suspense is created, and a plan is formulated. With the world being good, and all the creatures being good, God created man to rule over all this goodness. God created Adam as an imperfect reflection of himself, and endowed him with an imagination like that of his
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