Satan, a Projection of Milton in Paradise Lost
Li Zhang, Wei Xu
Available Online December 2016.
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- Paradise Lost, John Milton, Satan, projection
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Li Zhang AU - Wei Xu PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Satan, a Projection of Milton in Paradise Lost BT - 2016 International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 140 EP - 141 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.34 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.34 ID - Zhang2016/12 ER -