Analysis of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost from the Perspective of Historical Background


  • Yanhong Du Guangzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology


Adam, Eve, Renaissance humanism, Paradise Lost


As Paradise Lost is the record of the poet’s course of mind and the product of the era, it is necessary for us to relate the great epic to the historical background of that age. This thesis, based on Stephen Greenblatt’s “new historicism†theory, analyzes the images of Adam and Eve from the perspective of the general historical background of the 17th-century England, aiming at exploring the influence of the Renaissance humanism on the depiction of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost.


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How to Cite

Du, Y. (2014). Analysis of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost from the Perspective of Historical Background. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(6). Retrieved from