A-level English Coursework- Paradise Lost

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For my English coursework i am thinking of writing about the theme of rebellion, disobediece and the idea of freedom In Paradise Lost, but i'm not sure which book would be best to study. I also plan to write about the hierarchical nature of the universe, desire,greed, Satan's motives and his relationship with God.

Any guidance would be appreciated, thanks.
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For my English coursework i am thinking of writing about the theme of rebellion, disobediece and the idea of freedom In Paradise Lost, but i'm not sure which book would be best to study. I also plan to write about the hierarchical nature of the universe, desire,greed, Satan's motives and his relationship with God.

Any guidance would be appreciated, thanks.
Hi,

Are you looking for novels/plays/poems to compare to Paradise Lost?

Have you considered novels such as "One Hundred Years of solitude", "The Handmaid's Tale" or poems such as "Rime of the ancient Mariner?"
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For my English coursework i am thinking of writing about the theme of rebellion, disobediece and the idea of freedom In Paradise Lost, but i'm not sure which book would be best to study. I also plan to write about the hierarchical nature of the universe, desire,greed, Satan's motives and his relationship with God.

Any guidance would be appreciated, thanks.
To answer your first question: Book II would be a good text to use for the themes you've discussed - it's the book with Satan in the 'Parliament of Hell', debating whether they should go to war or not. I'm not sure what the coursework requires you to do, but the best essays are ones that have a very tight focus, so i would avoid analysing too many themes otherwise your analyses will fall short in other areas.

If I was you, i'd try to be really clever analyse Book II, using evidence from other books too, in line with Aristotle's theory on the tragic fall and trajectory of a character. That might allow you to bring in less obvious characters for this question like Eve.

Just a thought.
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Hi,

Are you looking for novels/plays/poems to compare to Paradise Lost?

Have you considered novels such as "One Hundred Years of solitude", "The Handmaid's Tale" or poems such as "Rime of the ancient Mariner?"
i've decided that i'm going to compare Paradise Lost to Macbeth, i'm just not sure on which book i should focus on in Paradise Lost since there are so many.
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i've decided that i'm going to compare Paradise Lost to Macbeth, i'm just not sure on which book i should focus on in Paradise Lost since there are so many.
Fair enough! You're allowed to pick a play or a poem, and Macbeth has a large variety of revision sources out there on the internet to help you out
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To answer your first question: Book II would be a good text to use for the themes you've discussed - it's the book with Satan in the 'Parliament of Hell', debating whether they should go to war or not. I'm not sure what the coursework requires you to do, but the best essays are ones that have a very tight focus, so i would avoid analysing too many themes otherwise your analyses will fall short in other areas.

If I was you, i'd try to be really clever analyse Book II, using evidence from other books too, in line with Aristotle's theory on the tragic fall and trajectory of a character. That might allow you to bring in less obvious characters for this question like Eve.

Just a thought.
Thanks, i like the idea of referring to Aristotle's work.
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