Proceedings of the 2016 International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2016)

Satan, a Projection of Milton in Paradise Lost

Authors
Li Zhang, Wei Xu
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Li Zhang
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Paradise Lost, John Milton, Satan, projection
Abstract
This is to analyze how Milton projected his spirit and courage on Satan, the evil hero, in Paradise Lost. Satan is a word for "devil" because he is an adversary against God, a fallen angel for his arrogance and cockiness, and a great tempter of mankind. However, Satan is just a reflection of John Milton who ever joined the British revolutionary movement because of patriotism, got blind because of overwork, and was arrested because of the Restoration. Though lots of hardships tortured him, Milton had never given up his political and religious ambition. He created the hero, Satan, in Paradise Lost to show his distinguished spirit: bidding defiance to the old world, inspiring the companions with eloquence, feeling enthusiasm for the followers.
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Proceedings
2016 International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-273-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.34How to use a DOI?
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