John Milton Paradise Lost

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God versus Satan. Good or evil. Realism and Surrealism. Man's passion to unravel visions beyond space and time and a poet's baffling ability to weave through these perceptions. Welcome to a Paradise Lost. Quite naturally, the first thing that comes to one's mind, whenever and wherever Milton's Paradise Lost is discussed, is not the queer essence of a literature masterpiece, but its conflicts with the Scriptures, which forms its premise…

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(John Milton, n.p.) Therein lies the controversy surrounding his work. The basic premise of this paper makes the assumption that Milton in Paradise Lost would agree that he had, in fact, made alterations or additions to the Bible while writing this piece. Woven throughout Paradise Lost, interlocking and imbedded, is the recurring notion that he, himself, understands on an almost prophetic level the essence of God's plan.
For the record, Milton was born in London in 1608. He was admitted to Cambridge University at 16, and having graduated at 24, intended to become a clergyman. The widespread corruption and conceptual conflicts within the Church of England and his disdain for the church's ever increasing focus on ritual instead of faith convinced him enough to abandon his pastoral desire but never his passion for scriptural doctrines. ...
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