A Comparison Of Adam And Eve In Paradise Lost By John Milton

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John Milton, however, in his poem which consists of twelve 'books', follows two stories- one being about Satan and the other one about Adam and Eve. I will be focusing on book 1 firstly. In it, Milton proposes 'Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden' ( 1,1-4) –

These lines refer to man's disobedience towards God, and loss of Paradise in which he was placed upon. Later on, Satan is mentioned as a fallen angel who has been driven out of Heaven – 'Such place Eternal Justice had prepared
For those rebellious, here their prison ordained
In utter darkness, and their portion set
As far removed from God and light of Heav'n' (1,70-74). Milton here describes the fall from Heaven as the distance from the center, which is Earth to the outer sphere and
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RedCrosse's triumph over dragon signifies a few things, firstly , winning of Church of England over Roman Catholic Church and Christ's triumph over death and sin. So, RedCrosse is shown as a hero and as a warrior. Still, he sins just like Adam, who is shown as something magnificent, a holy human, God's creation, but what these two have in common is that they both repent after falling into sin.
In Faerie Queene, book 1, cantos 9 and 10, Caelia, the opposite of Lucifera, has three daughters- Faith, Hope and Charity (Fidelia, Speranza and Charissa), the three greatest virtues and each of them instructs RedCrosse because they are considered crucial virtues for Christians. Just as the offsprings of Caelia instruct RedCrosse, in Paradise lost Satan's children Sin and Death, who have been underground, start building a road to Earth , thinking that Satan will succeed in his plan of destroying

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