Paradise Lost: Connections
"Put that down... NOW!" As many of us have grown older, familiar phrases return to us that were instilled during our childhood. These ideas taught us how to grow and learn within the world. Just As our Parents taught us these words, God taught Satan and everyone under him ideas for their further growth and enrichment. "Paradise Lost" contains connections which are still used today. "Paradise Lost's" initial connections begin with the awesome power of God. Another connection states Satan being theroot of all evil. The final connection refers to the forgiveness of God. Paradise Lost's ideas and connections have been in use since this epic poem has been written.
The initial idea of "Paradise Lost" states that God is all powerful. God's supreme power is shown throughout "Paradise Lost": "Him [Satan] theAlmighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the etherneal[sp.] sky" by Godis only one example of God's supreme power. Satan even admits to God's almighty power - "I now of force believe almighty, since no less than suchcould have o'erpowered such force as ours." - after losing an entire battle force of Angels to him. God being all powerful is evident within the Catholic and many other faiths as they pray for his power to extend unto themselves. The power of God helps to stir within all, Catholics especially, a feeling of strength. This strength comes from knowing God shares his power among each of us. His power is shared amongst us because we do not doubt him or tempt him, as Satan did. As Satan witnessed firsthand, many people dare not risk angering God to his fullest extent.