Sunday, November 22, 2009

Paradise Notes

In John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” there is a degree of optimism behind his recreation of Adam and Eve’s banishment, the fall man takes from grace. Although at first frighteningly cynical, this world view Milton proposes is oddly joyful: he suggests that because of this Original Sin, man’s life has a new purpose in finding forgiveness and redemption, which is indeed something worth living for.

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