It also depicts the intriguing character of Satan who was an angel named Lucifer and sent to Hell along with his followers owing to the war that he waged against God. Adam and Eve, who were created by…
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s misogyny has been the focus of various critics in literature as he exhibited unconcealed and deliberate hatred against women, which can be accounted as one of the reasons for which Eve has been manifested as inferior to Adam and expressed in the following lines when Adam asked God: “O! why did God, Creator wise! That Peopl’d highest Heaven with spirits masculine, create at last, this Novelty on Earth, this fair defect of Nature? And not fill the world at once with men, as Angels without Feminine? (10: 881-89). These thoughts clearly revealed as if Milton had achieved the patent to hold Eve entirely responsible for the sin of disobeying the order of God. The character of Eve was not that of her own as she was created from a part of the body of Adam. Although, women of today can express their righteous anger and resentment towards the portrayal of Eve, it can be said that the social milieu during the time of Milton was responsible for her character being typified as weak when compared to that of Adam to a certain extent. It is true that Milton’s description of the relationship between Adam and Eve succinctly touches the tones of synchronization; however, the coordination is largely based on inequalities between them. The explanations bear clarified testimonies to Milton’s conception of heterosexual love in his times as he has always preferred to mention the society which was essentially patriarchal in nature although his explanations have also remained nebulous in certain instances. Therefore, the sexism or inequality between Adam and Eve is also revealed in his depiction of Eve and her dual crime towards God and Adam (Corns 71-73).
There are various instances in Paradise Lost in which the sexist tendencies of Milton are more blatant and compatible with Bible: “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was
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The writings of British literary figures Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift are an answer to the times that these two men lived. The corruption in the government, the folly of the nobles and the lack of practicality of science and religion have all encouraged these two men not only to expose these things but also to teach their readers about what is good and what is not good during these times.
The poems chosen for analysis are Herrick's "To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time" and Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress." It can be seen that Herrick and Marvell use similar arguments to convey the same message-"seize the day"-although the poems differ in approach and style.
Divided into three sections, "To His Coy Mistress" deals with the sexual tension of the male character and narrator of the poem, and his courting of the female character and audience of the poem, his 'coy mistress'. Amongst the emotion and passion conveyed by the male voice, the overall tone is one of melancholy and desperation, rather than the joy one would expect from a poem concerning love.
According to the research, the influences of British literature can be dated as far back to the time as the literature itself was first created, but can still be noted in the majority of all things in the modern times. Though the styles and formats have seemed to adopt entirely, for the most part, the underlying of the traditional British language genres and topics will always remain.
But when the British Empire decided to colonize this land, the lives of the Igbo would be forever changed.
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ly of a monk… By the eighth century, these legends had become… welded together into a single allegorical song imitating the Divine Mystery of Redemption -- a conception beyond the scope of the Vikings power." (45)
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