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In order to be able to discover the relevance Milton and Paradise Lost still have today in a post-modernist society, I believe that it is imperative to first be able to understand and appreciate Milton in the context and times in which this epic, Paradise

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  • Submitted: 20/06/2006
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University of Cape Town

Clare O'Donovan

ODNCLA001

ELL305F Seminar: Milton

Essay 1

K. Sole

Due Date: 17/05/2005

Word Count: 2000

Plagiarism Declaration:

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Signed: Date: 2005-05-13

In order to be able to discover the relevance Milton and Paradise Lost still have today in a post-modernist society, I believe that it is imperative to first be able to understand and appreciate Milton in the context and times in which this epic, Paradise Lost was written. This essay will aim to uncover some of the most important and prevalent themes found in Paradise Lost, and to explain how and why these themes remain so relevant in a society which is so far removed from the era Paradise Lost was written in. Some of the themes I will be discussing deal with important issues such as gender and colonialism.

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