By John Milton
In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up an unlimited, awe-inspiring cosmos and varying throughout large tracts of house and time. And but, in placing a charismatic devil and bare Adam and Eve on the centre of this tale, he additionally created an intensely human tragedy at the Fall of guy. Written whilst Milton used to be in his fifties - blind, bitterly dissatisfied via the recovery and in short at risk of execution—Paradise Lost has an obvious ambivalence in the direction of authority which has resulted in excessive debate approximately no matter if it manages to "justify the methods of God to men", or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.
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