Paradise Lost - 2 In the scene where Adam and Eve both take...

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2. In the scene where Adam and Eve both take a bit of the apple, Satan is represented by the devil. Satan’s desire to bring evil in the world causes him to persuade Eve to take a bite from the forbidden apple. Therefore Satan is the direct reason for sin in the world. 3. Milton describes hell as both a psychological state and a physical state in lines 53-74. Physically hell is “A dungeon horrible on all sides round As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible” (61-63) The traditional view of hell as a dark and burning place where the sinners rot into eternity is utilized by Milton to appeal to the common people who were always taught the traditional hellish scenario at Church. This is a chaotic and dangerous place where “hope never comes” (66). The imagery of the flames and darkness serve as a subtle symbol. The darkness in hell is the ignorance that its inhabitants have-ignorance toward the word of God. This is a direct contrast the always sunny heaven where everyone is perfect. In hell, the flames light up the area around it. The flames, almost clichéd to the extent that it is always associated with Satan, represent the
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course BIO 3243 taught by Professor Drem during the Spring '10 term at Amarillo College.

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