Humanity's Fall In "The Garden Of Eden"



The original sin that led to humanity's fall in the Garden of Eden
is by far the worst sin committed by humankind. It is this sin that led to
future sins. This original sin must be emphasized by writers to depict
the evil involved in it. In writing Paradise Lost, John Milton recognizes
this fact and uses a variety of literary techniques to stress the evil in
the story over the good. The techniques used include a series of parallels
with the parallel between good and evil being first and foremost as well,
as symmetry to keep the poem in balance. Paradise Lost is a poem
essentially about the origin of sin and evil, as a result, Milton presents
evil in a more coercive manner than ...

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good has
been lost to him. (Bk. 4, lines 75, 108-110). Satan's moral state further
decays in Book nine as detailed in a soliloquy at the beginning of the book
by Satan. Satan recognizes his descent into bestiality after once being in
contention with the gods to sit on top of the hierarchy of angels. He is
unhappy with this "foul descent" and in turn wants to take out his grief on
humanity. Despite recognizing that revenge eventually becomes bitter,
Satan wants to make others as miserable as he is. It is i n destruction
that he finds comfort for his ceaseless thoughts. (Bk. 9, lines 129-130,
163-165). Satan is described at length in an epic simile that compares his
great size to that of mythical figures. This simile drags on for sixteen
lines of direct comparison. This comparison to mythical figures makes the
reader think more about the subject therefore invoking more thought about
Satan's powerful stature. Due to the drama and persuasiveness of Satan's
rhetoric, he is ...

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