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Book II Paradise Lost--Textual Analysis

Summary: This is a literary analysis of John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book II, lines 1-42.
John Milton's Paradise Lost is a work of enduring charm and value because of its theological conceptions, its beautiful language, and its "updating" of the epic to the modern world's values. Book II of this epic poem opens with Satan's speech to his minions in hell, proposing war on Heaven itself. In these first 44 lines, Satan is clearly established as epic hero, but at the same time is theologically/morally denounced by the speaker.

This section of the poem opens by establishing Satan's position of power and prestige:

High on a throne of royal state, which far
Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
Show'rs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
Satan exalted sat, (II. 1-5).

These lines create an aura of awe and majesty for Satan, showing his glory and splendor through material things...





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