Paradise Lost

An analysis of the epic poem by John Milton where Satan is presented as a complex and intriguing entity demonstrating the seductive nature of evil.

The paper summarizes and analyzes the poem in which Good battles Evil. The paper describes the themes in the poem and examines how Satan is portrayed. The paper shows how Eve is portrayed as weaker than Adam, and how Eve is nearly seduced by power.
“In Milton’s expanded telling of the story, Satan and his followers intend to use Adam and Eve as pawns to get back at God for casting Satan out of Heaven into Hell. While Adam and Eve have still sinned and must be punished, God and His angels realize that Adam and Eve probably would have followed God’s command except for Satan’s interference, and reveal to Adam the eventual salvation of mankind before casting them out.”