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Purpose of Invocation’s Last Lines

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Paradise Lost, John Milton

Which of the following best describes the speaker’s intended purpose as asserted in the final three lines?

A

To assert the presence of fate to whom might disbelieve it.

B

To justify the rightness of man’s actions to a benevolent God.

C

To reconcile a damaged relationship between God and man.

D

To demonstrate God’s goodness to whom might doubt it.

E

To argue the greatness of God’s power in light of evidence to the contrary.