Does Milton successfully “justify” the idea that Man’s disobedience and fall are the product of free will, and not God’s fault?

available electronic databases at to locate appropriate sources, such as Academic Search Complete, Gale Literature and Literature Resource Center, Bloom’s Literature, or Gale Literature Criticism, for example. Essays mustcontain quotations from or other references to your sources, and these references should be integrated into your writing smoothly and correctly and properly documented (utilizing MLA format for documentation).Be sure to focus carefully on the topic: formulate a strong, objectively worded thesis, and avoid plot summary. Remember that these are formal essays: they must have an appropriate, original title; contain an introduction, body, and conclusion; have a clear, explicit, assertive, objectively worded thesis statement (underlined); and avoid use of “I” or “you” throughout.Please communicate any concerns or questions to me before the essays are due; I will be available to meet virtually with students who need assistance or additional instruction. Please e-mail me to set up an appointment.Topics:1. In several of Shakespeare’s sonnets, we see a concern for beauty, concealment, and inner reality versus outward appearance. Considering the sonnets as a whole, not just those in our text, analyze this theme: where and when does it occur? Is it consistent, or does it change or develop through the series?2. Donne, Milton, and numerous other seventeenth-century authors such as George Herbert address the nature of Man’s relationship with God. In what ways do two or more of these authors agree or disagree, and why do they express such similar concerns?3. Paradise Lost, according to Milton, is written to “justify the ways of God to men” (I. 26). Explore his concept of the felix culpa, or happy fall: Does Milton successfully “justify” the idea that Man’s disobedience and fall are the product of free will, and not God’s fault?4. In Book IV of Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver decides that “the wise and virtuous Houyhnhnms” are the paragon of reason, and that man is by contrast loathsome, bestial, and irrational. How are we to understand this? That is, do Gulliver’s views of mankind resemble those of the author? Is mankind being satirized here, or is it Gulliver himself who is the object of Swift’s ridicule?5. Contrast one of the works discussed in the second half of the semester (King Lear, Paradise Lost, or some other work by one of the sixteenth- through eighteenth-century authors) with a modern revision of that work; for example, King Lear and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran or Twelfth Night and Andy Fickman’s She’s The Man; Jack Black as Lemuel Gulliver in the 2010 film adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels, or one of the graphic novel adaptations thereof; David Gilmour’s 2015 album Rattle That Lock, based on Paradise Lost; and so on. How does the modern revision alter or adapt the original text, and to what end? That is, not only how do the two differ, but why?