Exploring the Depths of Archetypal Characters in "Paradise Lost" and "The Devil's Cabinet": A Comparative Approach


  • Zubair Ahmad MA English University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Author
  • Yaseen Hayat BS Graduate (English) from the University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Author
  • Maaz Alam M.Phil. Scholar Abdul Wali Khan University of Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Author




Satan, Archetypal Characters, Comparative Investigation, Evil


The character of Satan is the representation of evil. How he went against God. How, with such great intellect, can someone defy the authority of God? How ego and the self-proclaimed self can curse a once an angel. This research conducts a comparative investigation of archetypal characters in Iqbal's "The Devil's Cabine" (1938) and John Milton's"Paradise Lost. The study aims to uncover unique perspectives on righteousness, wickedness, and ethical ambiguity depicted in these significant literary works, featuring a rebellious character challenging divine authority. The research explores the depths of archetypal characters in these poems, analyzing motivations, perspectives, and underlying reasons characterizing the rebellion against higher authorities. Using a qualitative technique, the research utilizes a comparative method and textual analysis to explore the mythological archetypes in the works. The study uses archetypal criticism as a theoretical framework. By connecting linguistic, political, and character similarities between the two works, the research contributes to understanding timeless themes and portraying archetype characters in these poems. The results highlight the worldwide resonance and timeless importance of these literary creations.


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How to Cite

Zubair Ahmad, Yaseen Hayat, & Maaz Alam. (2023). Exploring the Depths of Archetypal Characters in "Paradise Lost" and "The Devil’s Cabinet": A Comparative Approach. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 7(II), 128-136. https://doi.org/10.33195/

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