Paradise Lost Manipulation

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Within John Milton’s books “Paradise Lost” he creates Satan as the greater character over God. One who works through the individuals to create havoc. Satan is able to skew the minds of man to do what he wants with that individual and to counteract the word of God. A well known example was then Satan manipulated Eve to eat from the fruit of knowledge of Good and Evil. Though some critics may say that within Eve was Satan’s ultimate defeat others may say Satan’s evil soul is embedded in Adam and Eve, soon enough they are kicked from the palace of lush gardens, and everlasting life. Primarily Satan is a costume of his own flawed character, but he nevertheless was able to manipulate Adam and Eve into the fall and is over all the victor. Therefore…show more content…
One being “the tempter” (Thessalonians 3:5). Once Satan has obtained his followers in the pits of hell, there is no standing a chance. Early in book II of Milton’s Paradise Lost Satan states “I give not Heave for lost” (Book II, 14). Satan looks for the good people, those who follow the word of God. Not the liars, thieves, and murderers he already has them under his spell. Satan with take a deceiving look to move and manipulate. From the book of Matthew “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheets clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15). Some may say Satan is the master mover of human life, others may see God as the prime mover. Satan is a victim of his own…show more content…
Once Satan had manipulated Eve into eating the fruit, God “Sent him out of the gardens of/ Eden to tip the ground from which he was taken” (Genesis 3:23). Through the end of book one of Milton’s creations, Beelzbub one of Satan’s angels had a lurking suspicion that God can’t be overpowered (Book 1). Only with the commands of God, where Satan and his devils freed from their chains in hell “Chained on the burning lake, nor ever thence/ Had risen or heaved his head, but that the will/ And high permission of all -ruling Heaven” (Book I, 210). God is the pilot of man’s
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