The supporters of Charles II, as well as Charles himself, were not an especially bloodthirsty lot, but Puritans and former supporters of Cromwell had good reasons to be concerned.
God created the Son who is so close to God that any distinction is imperceptible, even to angelic sensibilities. Milton says that he has undertaken to write of the Fall of Man and to justify the ways of God to men.
He is the main character of "Paradise Lost Book1". The fallen angels wake, lying on a lake of fire, surrounded by sulfurous fumes. Book 1 recounts the aftermath of the war in heaven, which is described only later, in Book 6.
He thought that poetry should glorify God, promote religious values, enlighten readers, and help people to become better Christians. It is a perfect model of epic diction. The Odyssey takes roughly forty days. Satan has taken control, but in actuality all the fallen angels are essentially the same, a point made clear when they are all turned into snakes and both their importance in the universe and their degrees in Hell vanish.
The newly created Earth with all the starry depths about it has as yet but two human beings upon it, and these are the persons of the epic. The first serious expressions of the equality of man were still over a century away. Luxon Return to the list of topics "Things invisible to mortal sight": Their appropriateness, picture sequences and beauty add to our enjoyment of the poem as a whole.
The most Achilles-like character in the poem is Satan, whom Milton surrounds with "epic matter and motivations, epic genre conventions, and constant allusions to specific passages in famous heroic poems" Barbara Lewalski, Paradise Lost and the Rhetoric of Literary Forms Beelzebub, Belial, Moloch, and Mammon are the chief demons under Satan.
Paradise Lost excels as a poetic work both for the loftiness of its theme and for the grandeur of its style. Each of these classifications was called a choir. He may be wrong headed, but he has infinite courage in himself. Eve is more beautiful, but she has been created as a slightly inferior helpmeet to Adam.
Upon his return from Italy, he began planning an epic poem, the first ever written in English. Then, as he grew slightly older, he hoped to write an epic about Oliver Cromwell, who took control of England in after helping to dethrone and execute King Charles.This treatment of Urania epitomizes one of Milton's goals in Paradise Lost — to compose a Christian epic.
He brings together the pagan classical tradition with Christian doctrine; the invocation and transmutation of Urania provides an emblematic image of this goal.
The title of "Paradise Lost" refers to the story of Adam and Eve, when they were born into a garden of paradise. Unfortunately Satan came to them telling them that if they eat from the tree that it would make them like God. Paradise Lost also presents a number of Protestant Christian positions: the union of the Old and New Testaments, the unworthiness of mankind, and the importance of Christ’s love in man’s salvation.
Nonetheless, the poem does not present a unified, cohesive theory of Christian theology, nor does it attempt to identify disbelievers, redefine.
Milton, we may conclude, had too much of a vested interest in conceptualizing God for Paradise Lost to be plausible as a Christian poem. It succeeds unequivocally as a poem qua poem, but not as a didactic theological poem, as for instance Dryden’s.
Book I of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost describes Satan as utterly dismayed to be thrown form the realm of light to a place of dark. In Paradise Lost—first published in 10 books in and then in 12 books inat a length of almost 11, lines—Milton observed but adapted a number of the Classical epic conventions that distinguish works such as Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey and Virgil’s The Aeneid.Download