“The earlier of the 17th century, and especially the period of the English Revolution (1640–60), was a time of intense ferment in all areas of life religion, science, politics, domestic relations, culture.” (Norton and Company,2017) The 17th Century marked the era of change. During the 17th century the English Civil war also took place. The 17th century was also the era that indicated a shift between age of religious beliefs to a times of reason and science. Life for many during the 17th century in the English society would never be the same again. With all the talk about the religious controversy and the civil war everyone’s lives were turned upside down and many people didn’t know what to do. Because of these difficult issues, they became the product to reformulating an individual’s role in society, along with their views on faith. The 17th century produced a lot of literature at the time that reflected the major change in society and how the individual’s roles in it changed.
This comparison paper will talk about John Donne’s poem, “The Canonization” and John Milton’s famous sonnet, “Paradise Lost”. This paper will also look at how these two pieces relate to the topic of relationships among the individuals, faith, and society. It will also talk about the struggles that were present during the 17thcentury.
Changes in the monarchy
When Queen Elizabeth died, King James I took over as the head monarchy. While in charge King James I decided he wanted to do something worth