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How does john Milton make Satan the most appealing and compelling character within the poem Paradise Lost Offer your very own explanation for this fascination with the devil Can you parallel Handels music Messiah with Miltons poetry Paradise Lost And how might the music and poetry be aligned to the visual graphic art of Rembrandt-John Milton Paradise Lost reading 47-Rembrandt van Rijn The Hundred-Guilder fig216-GF Handel The Messiah cassette II selection 3In the poem Paradise Lost John Milton makes Satan appealing and compelling simply by describing him In his introduction of Satan Milton says His mighty stature on each hand the flames Drivn backward slope their pointing spires and rolled In billows leave I th midst a horrid vale That little excerpt about Satan is enough for him to appeal to the reader In the poem John Milton makes Satan out to be bigger than God when he said the almighty was envious of Satan I feel that John Milton did not have a fascination with Satan but he used Satan as a metaphor for his puritan conception of evil in the world By John Milton being a protestant there is no way that he would write an epic poem and it not have some ties to religion In the Oratorio Samson GF Handel like the greats John Milton and Rembrandt he brought words to life In the oratorio he also used verses from both Milton and Rembrandt to write it Also all three men were great achievers in their own fields they were also all protestants Handel like Milton and Rembrandt has left a legacy Handel created one of the most moving pieces of choral music in the Messiah In this piece it celebrates the birth death and resurrection of Christ As is the work of John Milton in being of baroque style so is the oratorio of HandelAs in his counterparts great work of art Rembrandt to used his puritan lifestyle in his
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