Where does danger lurk in Paradise and how do Adam and Eve respectively suggest that danger resides? I am looking for as many possible sources of danger in PL. I need to write a 10-page essay....

Where does danger lurk in Paradise and how do Adam and Eve respectively suggest that danger resides?

I am looking for as many possible sources of danger in PL. I need to write a 10-page essay. Please help!

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The short answer is that the danger lurks only within themselves. It is vital to Milton's theological argument that Adam and Eve are created by God 'sufficient to have stood/Though free to fall' (Book 3). Their key defence against threat is their God-given Reason and their steadfastness in the face of threat depends on their using Reason to keep Passion in check: 'Take heed lest passion sway/Thy judgment to do aught, which else free will/Would not admit' (Book 8 - Raphael warns Adam).

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came across a site at www.greatpath.org which seems to explain the "spiritual problem" with mankind, its very different in its understanding of the nature of good and evil ...maybe it will help in writing your essay . very sincerely .

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