In Shakespeare’s King Lear and John Milton’s Paradise Lost Compare and contrast the character of Edmund and the character of Satan.
In Shakespeare’s King Lear and John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Compare and contrast the character of Edmund and the character of Satan. You may consider their personal qualities, their motivations, their arguments, their emotions, their self-opinions, etc. Use relevant supporting quotations from anywhere in the readings, but pay particular attention to Edmund’s soliloquies in King Lear1.2.1–22 and 1.2.128–144 and Satan’s monologues in Paradise Lost 1.84–124, 1.157–191, and 1.242–270 and his soliloquy in 4.32–113. You may also want to contrast changes to Edmund’s character in Act 5 of Lear with Satan’s resolution not to change in PL 4.79–113). Be sure to use a range of quotations from both literary works.