Analysis of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost from the Perspective of Historical Background
Keywords:Adam, Eve, Renaissance humanism, Paradise Lost
As Paradise Lost is the record of the poetâ€™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 Greenblattâ€™s â€œnew historicismâ€ 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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