An Examination of John Milton's Epic Poem Paradise Shed as a Comedic Tragedy

Paradise Lost: A Comedic Tragedy

Hence oft they fell / In to the same illusion, much less guy / Whom they triumphed once lapsed. / Thus had been they plagued (Milton, Book X, 570-72). Departing the underworld, once more, defeated by the heavens. Although John Miltons epic poem, Paradise Shed, is considered to be always a tragedy, it shows some reminders of a comic end. In its tenth e book, when Satan returns to hell, there may be the realization of two of the poems purposes: to say Eternal Providence and justify the means of God to men.

Book Ten may be the end of Satans epic voyage, portraying his go back to hell. Throughout the poem, Satan, a number of legendary signifigance, continues on a heroic quest. A quest where he seeks electricity over Gods creations, Adam and Eve, to prove he'll not go through Gods ways. Satans passing into Gods paradise, the Back garden of Eden, unveils his valour. He uses his superhuman forces to convert himself right into a serpent and deceive Eve into ingesting a fruit from the forbidden tree of understanding. This proves to become a tragic decision on his portion, for when he returns home from his quest, he and all of those other residents of hell are transformed into serpents. That is their punishment for betraying the means of God. Satans quest follows the most common tragic pattern, ending in horror. Because of fact that Satan can be an evil character, and attempts to use Gods private creation against him, it really is problematic for some to believe that he's the hero in this epic report. In fact, Francis