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At a young age John Milton was convinced that he was destined for greatness He thought that he might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it dieText 414 For this reason he thought that his life was very important to himself and to others He often wrote directly about himself and he used his life experiences as roots for his literature In Paradise Lost and in a sonnet entitled On His Blindness Milton speaks indirectly and directly of his loss of vision Also in Paradise Lost he uses the political situation of his time as a base for the plot and he incorporates elements of his own character into the character of Satan In On Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three he speaks plainly about the course of his life In the latter part of his life Milton lost his vision This loss was very traumatic for him because he had not yet completed his mission of writing a memorable work of literature Soon after he continued his work with the help of his daughters He dictated to them a sonnet he called On His Blindness in which he asks how God expects him to do his work blind Miltons ambitious side says that his writing talent is lodged with him uselessText 417 His religious side soon realizes that he is complaining to God and he takes it back He discovers that God will not look down on him if he does not write a masterpiece He granted Milton a great talent and he expects Milton to be happy He has to learn to do his work in a dark world This poem was not the last time Milton referred to his condition in his writing In book one of Paradise Lost while
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