Reality Vs Reality Research Paper

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By intentionally depicting the difference between reality and perception of reality as ambiguous, John Milton parallels aspects of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in “Paradise Lost”, demonstrating, Satan’s and Jane’s actions are a result of their perceived truths. “Paradise Lost” beginning in medias res, places Satan in the abyss after the war. Satan, along with 10,000 other angels, is cast out of heaven. Because Satan believed himself to be powerful enough to overthrow God, he managed to convince the fallen angels to follow him. The reason Satan rebels against God is because he believes he is powerful enough, “aspiring To set himself in Glory above his Peers, He trusted to have equal'd the most High” (Milton 38-40). This…show more content…
She thinks that the woman is trapped. Always aware of her presence, Jane notices details, “The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out” (Gilman 11). As her sense of reality changes so does she. This change in her perception is what allows the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” to transform.
Similar to Jane, Satan too has a change in his perception. He sees the chance to continue fighting. Unlike his initial beliefs of the abyss, “hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end Still urges” (Milton 66-68), in which he feels engulfed in desolation, in Hell, Satan believes that they can accomplish the opposite of what God wants. “To do ought good never will be our task” (Milton 159). Satan elects to create evil to deter God’s plan to bring about good. Nonetheless he remains unaware that God will use his bad to promote good.
Once again Satan is in a situation where his actions are guided by a misperception of the whole truth. When he ensues to get out of the lake and decide upon the course of action he along with his companions will take. “Both glorying to have scap’t the Stygian floods As Gods, and by thir own recover’d strength” (Milton
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