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March 23, 2019

Posts tagged "Paradise Lost"

An Epic Hero in the Film “Pulp Fiction”?

Throughout history, the figure of the epic hero has persisted and although he may take different forms, he generally embodies several key characteristics. For example, an epic hero often is a paragon of some virtue or value that is important  →

Paradise Lost by John Milton: A Critical Reading of Adam’s Fall

The critic’s reading of Adam’s fall in “Paradise Lost” by John Milton is problematic and flawed; however, his very conceptualization that Adam’s actions represent the most important element of Milton’s narrative is even more troubling. The critic contends that Adam’s  →

“Paradise Lost” by Milton : Satan, Heroism and Classical Definitions of the Epic Hero

 Although Paradise Lost was written by John Milton more than three centuries ago, it remains an important fixture in the Western literary canon, and its central subject continues to be a cause for scholarly debate: Is Satan a heroic figure and more  →

Analysis of “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley : Morality Without God

        Throughout Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, knowledge of the existence of a creator has a crippling effect on the creature as he struggles to reconcile his own perception of himself with his maddening desire for divine approval and acceptance. It is impossible to  →

The Forbidden Quest for Knowledge in Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost

  Despite an enormous difference in content and plot, Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and Paradise Lost by John Milton share a great deal in common thematically. In both Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, the quest for knowledge is not a noble pursuit with great rewards at the  →