Satan who The hero of Paradise Lost turns traitor against heaven and he travels to the chaos, the hell, the earth. A story is developed through the universe. so this epic has more vast space than another`s ones. Therefore, to study the scene of Paradise Lost means that we have to take a good look at all of the universe. The setting is not limited in one place, but makes mysterious, vague atmosphere for directing. so it gains a few effectives. Especially, I found that a vast setting makes a theme and characters emphasize.
We have to know meaning of the setting that is created by the hell, the heaven, the earth before analyzing of the connection between a setting and a theme, characters.
No light, but rather darkness visible
Served only to discover sight of owe,
Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace
JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost, OXFORD university
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 범우사(2002)
김유석, 중등임용고시를 위한 영미문학, 박문각(2005)
Milton, The metaphysical and romanticism, Cambridge university