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In John Miltons works specifically Samson Agonistes we get an idea of how Milton shows people coping with defeat The most evident way these people to choose to deal with their defeat is by questioning why this has to happen Which usually leads to what is the purpose of living if bad things are going to take place Friends or family members also usually come to the aid of the person trying to cope with the defeat to help them realize that this is not the end After time of grieving their defeat and talking about it the person suffering finds a way to go on In Samson Agonistes Milton gave expression to his own fate--the splendid promise of a religious and dedicated youth and the tragic close in blind and forsaken rage a witness to the triumph of the Philistine foe Worlds Best Poetry The character in Samson Agonistes was once Heroic renowned Whom unarmed no strength of man Or fiercest wild beast could withstand 125-127 Samson is no longer that feared that man Instead he is a prisoner of his enemies chained and blinded by them deceived by his own wife After a life of such heroic activity Samson begins to question why him His thoughts swarm upon him like a deadly swarm of hornets armed no sooner found alone but rush upon him thronging and present times past what he once was and what he is now He is really struggling with his current life wanting to know why his breeding was ordered as a person separate to God Samson lays all the blame on himself saying how impotent his mind was in a body so strong God gave him the strength to show everyone but the gift was so slight he hung it in his hair After debating with himself about his life he turns to his loss of sight O loss of sight of thee I most complain 67
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