In the Epic poem, Paradise Lost, one can determine various parallels present concerning religious entities. One of the most startling similarities is that of the Holy Trinity and an opposing evil Trinity. As you know, the Holy Trinity consists of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. However in Paradise Lost there is a second trinity to be analyzed, an evil version which consists of Satan, Sin and Death. While analyzing certain passages, one can analyze the similarities of the parallel concerning the Most Holy Trinity and that of hell's trinity.
To fully see the parallel of the two forces, it is important to understand what the Holy Trinity is and the symbolism behind it. The Holy Trinity consists of God (King of Heaven), his son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, united as one to bring good into hearts. People are baptized and told the phrase, In the name of the Father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Now, God is considered the lord over gods and that of men, the ultimate deity who created the universe in its entirety (Catechism). It is also known to be: that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority (Catechism). God, the father of the Trinity was brought to attention by his son, Jesus.
[...] There is also the fact of the joining of the three forces to promote a cause in a war either for good or for evil. In conclusion, it is evident that there are plenty of differences to discover, however, Milton shows the scary mirror images of a religion we thought we fully understood and one trinity who has a parallel force. Works Cited "Catechism of the Catholic Church - The Father." Catechism of the Catholic Church - The Father. N.p., n.d. [...]
[...] Analysis of opposing trinities in Paradise Lost In the Epic poem, “Paradise one can determine various parallels present concerning religious entities. One of the most startling similarities is that of the Holy Trinity and an opposing evil Trinity. As you know, the Holy Trinity consists of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. However in “Paradise Lost” there is a second trinity to be analyzed, an evil version which consists of Satan, Sin and Death. While analyzing certain passages, one can analyze the similarities of the parallel concerning the Most Holy Trinity and that of hell's trinity. [...]
[...] What seemed his head the likeness of a kingly crown had (Milton, 670-674). Now there are clues to how he pertains to the spirit of this unholy trinity. First off, Death has a seemly shadow; he is translucent and dark whereas the Holy Spirit is a spiritual entity of goodness and purity. Death is thus wearing a crown which signifies him to be a leader or a prince of some sort with shows relationship with Satan himself, though he is unaware of it. [...]
[...] She also guards the gates of hell and describes the life she led. She then informs Satan and reminds him of her rape; similar to the tale of Hades and Persephone, “Pregnant by thee thine own begotten, breaking violent way, tore through my entrails that, with fear and pain but he my inbred enemy, forth issue brandishing his fatal dart, made to destroy. I fled and cried out ‘Death'” (Milton, 779-789). Here it shows that they are in fact a union, a trinity of some sorts all related, similar in a retrospect to the Holy Trinity as stated by the counsel of Toledo XI, Father is that which the Son is, the Son that which the Father is, the Father and the Son that which the Holy Spirit is, i.e. [...]
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