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Paradise Lost

John Milton is considered to be one of the greatest Writers of all time.In the epic poem Paradise Lost, Milton divides the characters into two sides, one side under God representing good and glory, and the other side under Satan, in representation of all evil.First Milton introduces the reader to the character Satin and his allegiance of fallen angels that aided in his revolt against God.Later in the poem the all-powerful God is introduced to the reader, he is known as the leader and creator of mankind.This levy of good vs. evil carries on throughout the poem with the interaction of Satan and his fallen angels with God and his son of Heaven.The interaction between good and evil in the poem represents the decisions in life that we all have to make, and we see this through the actions of Satan and God.
The common representation of sin and evil came from the lead character in the battle against God, Satan.His name means "enemy of God", he was the former high angel form Heaven named Lucifer.Satan became jealous of God and Heaven, he formed an allegiance of angels to battle against God, only to be banned form Heaven and cast into Hell.Satan was the type of person that would rather reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.Much of Satan's reliance on getting things accomplished came from his ability to lie and deceive.He had to hide his true identity in order to get people to follow and believe in him.Satan showed the reader a large amount of anger and destructiveness when he planned his revenge on God.Satan found pleasure in the pain and destruction of people among other things.It is clear the feelings and views of Satan represent evil and destruction.
Milton introduced the reader to good and virtue by introducing God himself.God is the true symbol of all that is good in the world.God is the creator of mankind and was able to keep control with his mighty powers.God was sur


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