Jealousy or Envy?

“After Satan’s rebellion, Satan was motivated more by his envy of God than his jealousy of God: true or false?”

John Milton wrote Paradise Lost in 1674. This work is made up of two books. It is written in a poetical style, much like Greek epics. In several ways, Milton was copying the Greek epic poems.

Among other things that make this like a Greek epic is that Milton “invokes” the Holy Ghost in the beginning of the poem, like a Greek writer would invoke a Muse.

Also, what makes Milton’s Paradise Lost so unique is that he mixed the Biblical story of Satan’s rebellion and fall with Greek religion, and gods and religious traditions from other cultures to make one epic poem. This makes Milton’s account unlike any other. But the main theme remains the same as the Bible’s: Satan rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven.

Many times envy and jealousy are confused. Continue reading