Summarys on Don Quixote, Othello, Paradise Lost and Popol Vuh

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English 2332 Summarys on Don Quixote, Othello, Paradise Lost and Popol Vuh Fools and tricksters are very closely related and are used simultaneously in poetry and other literary works. A fool can be described as one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding and also can be someone who acts unwisely on a given occasion. A trickster is defined as someone that swindles or plays tricks. Often a trickster is a mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore.(Webster's Online Dictionary) Fools and trickster are used frequently in poetry and other literary works to portray distinct meanings for characters. In most instances, fools and tricksters derive from evil protagonists. In the following literary works, every attempt…show more content…
evil. After a brief description of Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God in the Garden of Eden “Of man’s first disobedience, and the fruit of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste brought death into the world”(Lowall and Mack) the poem joins satan and his followers in hell, where they have just been defeated by God and kicked out of heaven. Satan briefly considers asking God for forgiveness but just as quickly, he realizes that his confession would not be sincere. “Artificer of fraud; and was the first that practiced falsehood under saintly show, deep malice to conceal, couched with revenge.” Unrepentant, satan does not change his ways “Farewell remorse! All good to me is lost; evil, be thou my good” (Lowall and Mack) This levy of good vs. evil carried on throughout the poem with the interaction of Satan and his fallen angels with God and his son in Heaven. The common representation of sin and evil came from the lead character in the battle against God, which was Satan. His name means "enemy of God." He was a former high angel from Heaven named Lucifer, meaning, "light bearer". Satan became jealous in Heaven of God's son and formed an allegiance of angels to battle against God, only for God to cast them out of Heaven into Hell. Milton divided the characters in the epic poem Paradise Lost into two sides, one side under God representing good, and the other side under Satan representing evil and sin. Milton first introduced the

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