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John Miltons Paradise Lost The family reunion that takes place with Satan Sin and Death foreshadows the fall of man Sin and Death are personifications against broken heavenly laws narcissism incest and lust Satan becomes enamored by his own creation because he sees himself in her image who full oftThyself in me thy perfect image ll 763-764 However he goes on to commit two other sins as he lusts and goes off in secret with his own daughter Sin in turn gives birth so painfully she describes it as such breaking violent wayTore through my entrails The sins within the family are further compounded by Death who rapes his mother Sin in turn give birth to howling dogs that forever cause her pain Miltons allegorical representation here works with the rest of the poem because it is the most poignant example of Miltons misogynic attitude His attitude towards women is sprawled though out the poem as depicts Eve thus there is a parallel between Sin and Eve Milton represents both of them as inherently evil Aside from the fact that Sin was created from Satans twisted thoughts she commits no offenses against Gods laws For example Sin gave in to her fathers sexual advances and ran in fear from her sons One can arguably say that she as Satans daughter acted appropriately submissive to her fathers command To add she feared the vileness of her sons advances Milton gives ample indication of Sins unwillingness to have sex with her son when he says I fled but he pursuedand swifter farMe overtook his mother all dismayedAnd in embraces forcible and foul ll 790-793 Yet the punishments for these vile sexual encounters are suffered on ly by Sin The latter advance being so vile that she suffers it incessantly as she experiences the painful births of the dogs over and over again hourly conceivedAnd hourly born ll796-797 This gross imagery foreshadows what
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