This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Creation Of The Mind Essay

994 words - 4 pages

A Creation of the Mind
-Satan’s Soliloquy

Sight hateful, sight tormenting! thus these two [ 505 ]
Imparadis't in one anothers arms
The happier Eden, shall enjoy thir fill
Of bliss on bliss, while I to Hell am thrust,
Where neither joy nor love, but fierce desire,
Among our other torments not the least, [ 510 ]
Still unfulfill'd with pain of longing pines;
Yet let me not forget what I have gain'd
From thir own mouths; all is not theirs it seems:
One fatal Tree there stands of Knowledge call'd,
...view middle of the document...

Even in Paradise, Satan can create a hell in his mind. Therefore, the relationship explained in the soliloquy is one that is constantly harrowing. Milton simultaneously replicates the torture created in Satan’s mind in the form of the poem through the use of doubling; showing that ultimately, the loneliness Satan has from viewing Adam and Eve’s companionship in Eden is contrived outright from Satan’s mind.
Milton begins Satan’s soliloquy by doubling the word sight in the line, “sight hateful, sight tormenting (Milton 505).” In the line, Satan is looking down on Adam and Eve in Paradise, and they physically embody and become the word “sight” in the form of the poem. Adam and Eve are the sight and scene that Satan is looking down upon. Satan doubles the word sight in the sentence to represent that both Adam and Eve are in Paradise together. Satan meanwhile, contrasts his emotions toward the sight of Adam and Eve in the singular, unpaired form showing, his loneliness outside of Paradise. Satan’s emotions are expressed in the line by the words hateful and tormenting. However, Milton entraps Satan’s emotions around the words sight because the exact sight of Adam and Eve together in Paradise, exemplifies Satan’s pain and loneliness. The word sight in the form of the line, touch the words tormenting and hateful showing that Satan is first hateful toward the relationship that Adam and Eve have together in Paradise while he is alone in Hell. Then, the scene continues tormenting Satan with envy because Adam and Eve have replaced him in God’s eyes. Satan is antagonized twice in the line which shows Adam and Eve who embody sight are working in conjunction even in the from of the line, to outcast him by working together.
Milton emphasizes Satan’s loneliness not only in the structure of the two lines but in the actual words as well. In the lines that Milton doubles, Satan begins the soliloquy with a pun....

Other Essays Like Creation of the Mind

Dawkins Viruses of the Mind Essay

1797 words - 8 pages Dawkins is widely known for his beliefs that religion is a dangerous virus of the mind. Readers, who are unfamiliar with the essay „Virus of the Mind‟, like myself, feel that the notion being put forward appears sarcastic and somewhat harsh. Initially when I read the essay I had already decided in my mind that I would not agree to Dawkins‟ beliefs as the idea that religion is a virus sounds bizarre. People have the tendency to think

Creation of the Nazi Dictorship (Tactics Summary)

1320 words - 6 pages The Creation of the Nazi Dictatorship, 1933-1939 Phase One, 1933-1934 Nazi domestic policy can be broken into three phases beginning with 1933-34. During these years, Hitler consolidated his authority through the destruction of all other political parties, "coordination" of all aspects of German life, and the liquidation of dissent among Nazis and conservatives. After taking office as chancellor, Hitler quickly out maneuvered Papen and the

The creation of myth surrounding Stalin

1175 words - 5 pages Assignment 03 Part 1 Stalin What does the source tell us about the creation of myth surrounding Stalin? Joseph Stalin was not just a figurehead of state but a man of many contrasts. Through propaganda and oppression he made himself he made his image to be the unquestionable and if he was questioned by anyone he could and would eradicate them to protect his persona that he created. Stalin succeeded Lenin after his death and needed to set

The Tourtured Mind Of An Artist

1253 words - 6 pages The Tortured Mind of an ArtistFrancisco Jose de Goya was born on March 30, 1746 in a small village of Spain called Fuendetodos. Goya´s father was a gilder of altarpieces and his mother was descended from a minor Aragonese family. As a boy, Goya´s family moved to Saragossa where he attended Escuelas Pias, and soon after at the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a local painter Juan Luzan. In hopes of proving his talent, Goya went to

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

550 words - 3 pages LATASHA HARRIS JORDAN GIBSON, M.S.E., M.A. ENGLISH 1301 3 March 2009 MOVIE REVIEW TITLE: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND GENRE: ROMANTIC / DRAMA SCREEN WRITER: CHARLIE KAUFMAN DIRECTOR: MICHEL GONDRY STARRING: KATE WINSLET, JIM CARREY, MARK RUFFALO, ELIJIAH WOOD, KRISTEN DUNST Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind is a romantic drama

Thoughts of the Mind and Beyond

563 words - 3 pages effectively. Since the area of this study can be very challenging in terms of technical aspects, you should research thoroughly and keep in mind some key points on how to write a composition pertaining to this subject interest. The primary concern in writing a psych paper is the topic. Of course, there are unlimited subject matters which you can base your writings on. However, not all of them may be beneficial for you since most of the time these

Early Development of the Criminal Mind

1819 words - 8 pages Early development of the criminal mind John Sanders AIU Online   For many, determining the cause of crime would cease crime. Others believe that there is a genetic disorder which causes criminal behavior. This debate has been raging for centuries and will continue for many more years. Some opinions believe that the environment a person is in plays a part in the decision making, and to some degree that may be true. An example of this

Inside the Mind of Shakespeare's Macbeth

739 words - 3 pages Inside the Mind of Macbeth  Some writers concern themselves with inward psychological processes. In these works the focus is the mind of the character and the decisions that he makes. The reader is concentrated on whether the character will make the right choice or the wrong choice. He can stay the same, or learn something about himself and change. In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the mental processes of Macbeth to reveal and

Inventing The Caribbean: Columbus’S Creation Of The Other

2795 words - 12 pages Inventing the Caribbean: Columbus’s Creation of the Other Columbus’s invasion of the Caribbean in 1492 brought Native American and European cultures together for the first time in a startling encounter that reshaped the worldviews of both groups. In The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other, Tzvetan Todorov seeks to understand the ways in which the Spanish worldview shaped Columbus’s perception of the natives of

The Role of Language on Theory of Mind

2975 words - 12 pages Introduction Understanding the mental state of others is an important developmental stage. This is referred to as theory of mind (TOM) in psychology. Between the ages of four and five children start to grasp the mental states of others (Callaghan, Rochat, Lillard, Claux, Odden, Itakura, Tapanya, & Singh, 2005). It is important to understand the socioemotional states of others to interact in a social environment. Recent studies have suggested

Labour Day: Dreaded Bell in the Schoolyard of the Mind

672 words - 3 pages Labour Day: Dreaded Bell in the Schoolyard of the Mind Most statutory holidays bring joy to students, giving them an excuse to be away from school. Students use this time to gain a little bit of freedom, which they lack during the school year. On the other hand, Labour day is quite the opposite. It is the entrance to the school year, the final day of summer vacation. Henry Bruce effectively communicates the attitude of students towards

Related Papers

Capabilities Of The Mind Essay

935 words - 4 pages Capabilities of the Mind The ideology of life itself and self-discovery form under the influence of nameless sources that our minds may not yet comprehend. Alain de Botton, author of “On Habit” comes to a realization that not only he but the world have come to a conclusion that their universe seemed to be uninteresting and dull. Through the blurred vision of modern culture, as humans, what we perceive to be anything but the ordinary seems to

The Mind Of Dracula Essay

943 words - 4 pages Gabrielle PerseghinMrs. KellyPsychology per. 9/106/1/14The Mind of DraculaRichard Trenton Chase, a white Caucasian male, was born may 23, 1950. His early life was rough and he often suffered beatings from his father. As he began to enter his adolescent years, he became an alcoholic. He also developed a fetish for killing, mutilating and drinking the blood of animals which is a clear precursor of becoming a serial killer.In high school, he was

The Mind Of Ezra Pound Essay

865 words - 4 pages English 1B July 2010 Ezra Pound – A Masterpiece “I resolved that at age thirty I would know more about poetry than any man living” (Annenberg Media): Ezra Pound said this about himself, and may have actually achieved this goal – at least in his own mind. While some have decided Ezra Pound was a raving lunatic, others see him as a brilliant poet and a master of his art. To his critics, he was “one of the most controversial of

The Death Of Ralphs Mind Essay

890 words - 4 pages . There are three stages to AD that provide the framework for understanding this disease. It is important to remember they are not uniform in every patient and the stages overlap. The following, are the three stages to the death of Ralph's mind. In the first stage Ralph could take two to four years leading up to and including diagnosis. In the first stage his memory loss begins. He forgets what he is doing, where he was going, or how