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The Use of Bible in Milton’s Epics: Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained



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Published Issue : Volume-4 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2021
Unique Identification Number : IJSRED-V4I2P39
Authors : Aditi Jain
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Abstract :

This paper will try to trace out the poetic use of biblical incidents, events, illusions, tone, paraphrases and materials that are found in the passages and quotes of John Milton’s two great and remarkable masterpieces, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained with references to the Bible. This paper will present a clearer sense of the aura of truth which Milton was striving to achieve in those parts of his epics based clearly on certain biblical passages and in those parts which his own imagination develops from germinal biblical text. A lot of important passages and quotations are mentioned that represent the significance and use of Bible in both the incredible epics. For example- In Paradise Lost, the lines- “And chiefly Thou, O Spirit, that dostprefer, Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present” state that Milton's invocation to the spirit are soundly scriptural based with the use of biblical language and his view of the spirit also has Biblical authority. John Milton employs hundreds of such biblical references in significant ways in both the texts.