Lucille Clifton S Religious Poems Essay Sample

Lucille Clifton S Religious Poems Essay Sample

Paradise lost is again a historic epic poem, which recounts the story of Adam and Eve, the first two creations of god and how the satanic influence corrupted them and denigrated their status of purity and as a consequence engulfed the whole of humanity with sin and death. There are several qualities that are common to both the characters (Adam and Samson) in the poems. The central theme of this epic poem is again the ever continuing tension between the good and the bad, and the conflicting thoughts that guide our choice. In both the poems Milton emphasizes his religious sentiments very clearly. He openly attacks idolatry, which is evident, when Samson refuses to participate in the function organized for the Philistine deity “Dagon”. In Milton’s ‘Paradise lost ‘ as well as ‘Samson Agonistes’ there is a direct attack against idolatry. ‘Dagon his name, sea-monster, upward man And downward fish; yet had his temple high (460-465 I book). Similarly in ‘Samson Agonistes’ Dagon must stoop, and shall e’re long receive; Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him [470, …

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