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In John Miltons Paradise Lost the forces of good vs evil are major factors throughout the epic From the beginning of the poem good vs evil or more specifically Heaven vs Hell and God vs Satan become Miltons focal point and the basis of the story Milton sets up an opposition between his characters Satan has accomplices such as Moloch and Belial and God has archangels such as Michael and Raphael Milton when talking about the differences between Heaven and Hell makes the theme of Good vs Evil evident The views of God and his angels contrast with the views of Satan and his devils It appears that Heaven is a monarchy whereas Hell is a democracyThe story begins with Satan and 13 of all the legions of angels being banished from Heaven and into Chaos or Hell which is vividly described as a dungeon horrible on all sides round as one great furnace flamed yet from those flames no light but rather darkness visible and a fiery deluge fed with ever-burning sulphur consumed I 61-69 Hell is just that Hell God exiled Satan and his new followers to suffer eternal torment in the worst possible place imaginable as punishment for attempting to overthrow God and corrupt Heaven God is not going to allow the fallen angels to make a home for themselves in Hell because he designed it to be a punishment a dwelling of never-ending pain Heaven is the complete opposite of Hell The major difference between Heaven and Hell is that of light and darkness Hell is always dark and gloomy whereas Heaven is perpetually light and radiant Book III is full of light so Milton invokes its aid as Gods first creation Milton himself went blind later in his forties which way be why he envisioned Heaven as such magnificently bright place There are many ways to compare and contrast Heaven and Hell besides what was already mentioned For one
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