The Son of God freely offers himself a Ransome for Man: the Father accepts him, ordains his incarnation, pronounces his exaltation above all Names in Heaven and Earth; commands all the Angels to adore him; they obey, and hymning to thir Harps in full Quire, celebrate the Father and the Son. The fallen angels will always exist, they will never be forgiven, they will never be accepted back by God. The theory of the human soul as an eternal battlefield between good and evil forces reflects a common element of the theology of Milton's time. He goes on to explain that man must learn how frail he is after his fall and the achievement of salvation must be through God and God alone. In Sonnet Seven and actually throughout the early works, Milton was defending himself against that fear, you remember, that God would punish him for waiting so long to begin his career, that God was angry with Milton: Milton was already twenty-three years old and he had so little to show for himself. The scene shifts to Heaven, where God has been watching all of the events in Hell with his Son sitting at his right hand. After showing the reader this window into the future, Milton returns to the action of Satan.
Therefore, the subdialogue is that love is what divides corrupted nature from pure nature. Because they are all one and all equally one, it borders almost on blasphemy to imagine the Father and the Son needing to discuss anything, but Milton realized that — and this was an extraordinary and bold move on his part — Milton argued that there was no basis in scripture for belief in the Trinity; people had always known that the word Trinity actually appears nowhere in the scripture. He created Man, he allows Satan to tempt Man, and then he blames Man for it. The rebel angels then construct a Temple, a throne room, for their general and for their government, greater in grandeur than the pyramids or the Tower of Babylon. He wrote a First Defense of the English People and then a work entitled the Second Defense of the English People, and there is no question that he would have been capable, had there been time or had there been interest, of writing a third defense and a fourth defense.
This is page 921 of the Christian Doctrine. Pope gets it wrong as well. The Temple of Satan, for example, has been thought to symbolize St. Satan turns himself into a cute little cherub and asks Uriel where this new creature of God's is so that he may go and admire it Uriel is impressed that an angel would want to leave heaven to check out God's creation, and he directs Satan to man's home in Paradise. He spies Uriel, one of God's angels, guarding the earth. In order to assert this belief in a genuinely meaningful faculty of free will, Milton has to tackle head on the theology of his fellow Puritans, the prevailing theology of his fellow Puritans. Thus, Limbo is full of indulgences and pardons, symbolic of the political machine behind the Catholic Church, as well as relics and beads, symbols of the superstitious nature of Catholic worshipers.
In heaven and hell there is a king and a military hierarchy of angels. He does not stay put for long, though: he is drawn by the golden sun, hanging above the green and lush land, and flies toward it. The voice is of a self-conscious narrator explaining his position. With this self-control, rational individuals could organize themselves without a king, without the top-down hierarchical structure of a monarchy. Uriel directs Satan toward Earth. Beelzebub questions why they themselves still exist. With it, Milton will also be exploring a cosmic battle in heaven between good and evil.
Milton took some risk in making God and the Son characters in Paradise Lost. Milton then goes on to describe the Son who is beyond comparison to anyone besides his own father. He describes to us, aspects of God. From the language used in lines 1-55 thou, thy , I believe it is a prayer to God. In other words, man has free will with which he can choose to do right or wrong. Natural occurrences in hell, such as the metaphor of the eclipsed sun, are symbols of natural, and therefore spiritual, decay.
The Father seems to relent, and the Father agrees to accept the repentance of Adam and Eve. Sin scolds Satan, and tells him that she is his daughter, born in heaven when Satan first thought of rebelling. Man's failure to resist temptation will, however, be Man's fault since God has provided Man with both the reason and the will to resist these temptations. The Son seems generous and loving, and through the Son, the reader is able to see God's love and concern for Man and move beyond the legalistic debate points of God's opening argument. The characters in Heaven play a relatively passive role, watching the story unfold, while Satan actively and endlessly devises his evil machinations.
Of course, probably more importantly than any other way it is a matter of religious doctrine, but religion — and I think this can be said not just for Milton, it surely can be said for all of us — religion serves a whole range of cultural functions. Second, evil will never go away. All the millions of rebel angels then gather in the Temple for a great council, shrinking themselves and become dwarves in order to fit. Satan asks for a volunteer to find out more about this creation, but none volunteer. Jesus then agrees to be the vehicle in which Grace is delivered to the fallen state of Man. If he finds it, and there is a race called man, then the three of them can rule it together and Death's hunger will never be satiated. Satan sees also the Gate to Heaven and the stairway to the gate.
The Son takes on the opposite and more onerous task of becoming man, going to Earth, and suffering death in order to save Man. Satan, on the other hand, freely choose evil without any temptations. Milton was a Puritan Christian, but he rejected the idea of predestination held by many of his contemporaries, particularly the Calvinists. For his purpose of justifying God's ways to man, Milton does what he has to do. He is full of compassion, love, grace and praise. This ecstatic redistribution of power and glory at the end of time can only come about because the Son has willingly humiliated himself. Therefore, he was able to treat the Son as a separate and distinct character from God, even as the Son has powers equal to God and is sometimes referred to as God.
Omniscient God, seeing the fall in the future, says that men cannot blame God for their fate, or for acts of evil or bad luck, insisting that man possesses free will, even though God can foresee what they will do. The scene opens in a fiery, yet dark, lake of hell. A path motivated by revenge, Milton is saying, is not one of right reason, and therefore is unpredictable. God has seen Satan trying to destroy man, and predicts that man will fall easily due to his own volition. Jesus begins his speech by observing that since God has said it, it must be now be true, because his word is law. Hell is punishment for turning away from the Good, but instead of learning his lesson, Satan becomes more stubborn and more proud. Milton's point is that it is vain for man to think he can get into heaven by using these things.