Paradise lost

Paradise lost - Paradise lost The words I chose to concentrate the most on in Miltons Paradise Lost is omnipotence and omniscient We come across

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Paradise lost The words I chose to concentrate the most on in Milton’s Paradise Lost is omnipotence and omniscient. We come across these words several times in the course of the story and it is always referring to God which is understanding since he is all-powerful, all-knowing. We first hear it from the narrator of the story in book one, “Who durst defy the omnipotent to arms(line 49).” when he is referring to the fall of Satan. We hear the word again from Beelzebub, “Leader of those armies bright, which but none the omnipotent could have foiled (line 273).” when he answered to Satan about warring against God. We hear it mentioned again from Belial in book two who suggests that they exhaust God’s rage by dealing with what has happened to them peacefully. “Thus trampled, thus expelled to suffer here chains and these torments? Better these than worse. By my advice; since fate inevitable subdues us, and omnipotent decree, the victor’s will (line 198).” I want to concentrate on these words because of how many times they are used in place of the word God or said right afterwards as the narrator does in book ten, “Meanwhile the heinous and despiteful act of Satan done in Paradise, and how he perverted Eve, her husband she, to taste the
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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