This self confident independence, however, is quickly lost. He says they must remain obedient, as God has given them many blessings, and dominion over all the Earth, and has only forbidden one thing: they are not to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, as it will cause their death. A beautiful description of twilight and evening ensues. As soon as his third year at Cambridge, however, he expressed his desire to abandon such fashionable poetry in order to write in his native tongue. Likewise, when Adam also eats the fruit, he disobeys God.
One would gather that Milton, a Puritan, would have no problem casting God as the hero, and Satan as the antagonist. Satan's part of Paradise Lost is structured like a Homeric struggle against powerful forces - first God, then the Abyss and Chaos - and he eventually loses, valiantly maybe. Again, this is kind of sympathetic. Satan first disobeys by being rebellious resulting in his banishment from heaven to hell, due to his jealousy. On the other hand, Satan is known as the leader of all wickedness.
Sin reasons that she must obey Satan since he is her creator. Milton himself advocated a vegetarian diet, and he expands on this by portraying the pre-Fallen world as entirely vegetarian. Implicit in this irrationality, however, is that true evil is done with full conscienceness of what is being turned away from. He loses his ability to reason and argue. The deference with which Adam greets Raphael shows the human accepting his position in regard to the angel. Again, as Adam eats from the fruit, he knowingly defies God by obeying Eve and his inner instinct instead of God and his reason. And never but in unapproached light? So they kind of become synonymous in the way that we think about the creation story.
So who would we rather read about? Milton changed and elaborated on a few characteristics of his Satan and his Hell in order to create Paradise Lost, but based his characterization and his descriptions on his interpretation of the Bible, using his imagination to form a more vivid picture of how horrible Satan and Hell are in reality. Wild animals play innocently around them, and predators like lions and bears are tame and vegetarian. There Satan sees the Forbidden Tree and begins contemplating and concocting his evil plan to demean the crown of creation. To obey God is to respect this hierarchy. What a joke, says Gabriel, as he tells Satan to get back to Hell. Satan replies that he used to think Gabriel was wise but not after this question. One no longer had to see the enemy to kill them.
Now drew they nigh The western Point, where those half-rounding guards Just met, and closing stood in squadron joind Awaiting next command. If you do, it will set you up to think about some really cool stuff and work out some serious issues. His theodicy creates God as a good force, not an evil one, but the way he writes Paradise Lost and the fall of mankind suggests that either Milton did not think God was all that powerful or turned his cheek when evil plotted against Him. The theme is knowledge and the fall of man. If Man truly has free will, he must be allowed to exercise it.
Eve is lead to the tree and fully convinced by the serpent. It's kind of analogous to Satan's pursuit of his own independence - it's kind of another form of that. They pull him before Gabriel, who recognizes him, and demands to know what he is doing in Paradise. Earlier in the poem, Satan seems perfectly confident in his rebellion and evil plans. He is no longer simply in physical pain when he is in the geographic location of hell, he is hell and brings this hell whereever he goes. Gabriel points to the Golden Scales, with which God ponders the outcomes of all events. The description of the ships and the emotions of their passengers is then described for seven more lines.
Moloch then suggests they go to an all-out war with God saying that fighting was better than being in Hell. Modern readers, especially coming from a feminist perspective, might view Eve's admiration of herself not as vanity or a weakness, but rather as a gesture of self-confidence and independence from man especially as she finds her own image so much more beautiful than Adam's. The fall actually produces a new and higher love from God to Man. In this paper, I will attempt to refute the gender argument that Adam was at greater fault for the events that transpired by reasoning that the Paradise that was lost was never there in the first place, by showing that Sin had already ex. He wrote it by basically dictating it to his daughters because he couldn't see. Some critics think so - they don't think it's worth diving into this anymore. Satan continues to disobey God and his hierarchy as he seeks to corrupt mankind.
Who wouldn't try to leave the gloom of Hell for something better? To say and unsay, pretending first Wise to flie pain, professing next the Spie, Argues no Leader, but a lyar , Satan, and couldst thou faithful add? God calls Raphael and talks to him about Satan. The effect that his political situation and his physical state at the time play on the poem is up for debate - it's something that people and critics fight about, too - but whatever effect it might have had, it's definitely impressive that he was able to do that in that condition, essentially. Even though He might seem tyrannical, even though it doesn't make sense, we trust it anyway. He suspects it might be one of the fallen angels. Inside he sees an idyllic world, with all varieties of animals and trees. He finds them beautiful, but he is compelled to do what, if he were not damned, he would abhor. The torn up hills of heaven are also put back in their place and nature resumes its order when the Son passes by on his chariot.