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Paper 1 fall of humans

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  • 1. The Fall of the first humans in Paradise Lost
  • 2.
    • The form of Paradise Lost is classical, but its content is scriptural.
    • Milton wrote nothing for itself.
    • As he tells us in the Reason of Church Government , his aim was to write an epic which would be ‘doctrinal’ ‘exemplary’.
    • Therefore, he went to the Bible for his theme.
  • 3. The Fall of Man: Various Interpretations
    • Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit
    • Of that forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste
    • Brought death into the world and all our woe,
    • With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
    • Restore us, and regain the blissful seat ,
    • Sing Heavenly Muse.
  • 4. The causes of Eve’s Fall
    • The question is what was root cause of the Fall.
    • Why did Adam and Eve transgress and disobey His Command.
  • 5. Her Greed
  • 6. The Causes of Adam’s Fall
    • He is horrified at Eve’s transgression. He is aware of the terrible consequences which would follow, yet he can not forsake Eve:
    • “ How can I live without thee, how forgoe
    • The sweet Converse and Love so dearly joy’d.
    • To live again in these wilde Woods Forlorn” ?
  • 7. Thank you