The simple truth that one angel’s fall can change the fate of all of mankind is a testimony to the magnitude of Satan’s downfall. His fall can be a difficult one to categorize for the reason that Satan seems to, in some capacity, thrive in his newfound power in Hell. He uses it as a platform for his revenge and seems to enjoy bringing the human race to its downfall. Upon further consideration, it becomes apparent that no matter how much power Satan has in Hell, it will never surpass the power possessed by God. He is constantly trying to gain his rightful place in heaven by trying to overpower God through the human race.
Every time Faustus has second thoughts about his pact with the devil, Mephistopheles plants some form of entertainment or fear tactic in front of him. Faustus is too concerned about immediate gratification that he loses sight of the future. Mephistopheles exclaims that “Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell” (Faustus 5.2 98). This quote hints towards Faustus’ future. Little did Faustus know that the torment of hell was right before his eyes.
He then manipulates him into killing Cassio which doesn’t favor him well. Instead he was led to downfall as stated in this quote,” O damned Iago! O inhuman dog!” (Shakespeare 229). This explains of Roderigo’s downfall to Iago using him the whole time as a personal bank. In conclusion, Iago has shown much of his greatest manipulative skills through these three male characters Othello, Cassio, and Roderigo.
To begin, this paper will start with the similarities. Satan and man both disobeyed God. Satan’s defiance was brought up by his jealousy of Jesus and his desire to equal God. His defiance is shown in lines 36-40, “...what time his pride / Had cast him out from Heaven.” Satan resented God and planned to ruin mankind. He deceived Adam and Eve out of envy and his want for revenge, which led to their disobedience.
Out of all characters in Paradise Lost of John Milton, Satan is the choices of most reader. Milton had portrayed Satan in first book of Paradise Lost in a way of ambiguity manner. Such duality of character of Satan shown in Milton’s book 1 of Paradise Lost had aroused many arguments among the readers and the critics. Milton’s portrayal of Satan as rebellious villain in some point while as tragic hero in other, gives an individual to make choices of their own. Thus gives the very idea of Milton’s concept of Individual Champion through the character Satan in Paradise Lost especially in Book 1.
), ears being punched out, and hearts being squeezed till they burst open. Gory scenes in movies today are purely shown to entertain and make big bucks. The text and movie both use violence to emphasize the relationship between god and the devil; the balance between good and evil. God is glorified through the hero, the “shepherd of evil, guardian of crime,” (Beowulf 273). He wipes out “mankind’s enemy” (Beowulf 79), also known as the devil acting through Grendel.
The heroes in the two epic poems The Epic of Gilgamesh and Beowulf are very similar in terms of their values. Beowulf in the poem Beowulf and Gilgamesh in the poem The Epic of Gilgamesh are the two main characters. The two men possess great physical strength unmatched by any man from the ancient or middle period. In the two epic poems the men fight and are a part of wars that almost seem unreal, due to the outcome or what was done during the course of the war. The two epic poems show many similarities in the presentation of their values.
Thirdly, in Dr. Faustus, "hamartia" (error of judgement) can be clearly seen which is one of Aristotle 's elements of tragic hero. For the sake of knowing all things beyond the human beings ' knowledge, Dr. Faustus ' ambition, lust for more knowledge, excessive pride force him to sell his soul by agreement with Lucifer. Thus, this circumstance makes him make a wrong decision and blinds his ability of choosing right or wrong. So, Dr. Faustus experiences his own "hamartia". Furthermore, His desire for learning makes him consult wrong and evil way without any hesitation.
When the Duke learns of it, he contrives a cunning plan to have them both killed under false pretenses, enacting a punishment without public knowledge of his revenge. The Duke seizes Casandra, ties and gags her and covers her up so that she cannot be recognized. He commands that his son Frederico kill her on the pretext that she is some captured traitor. Frederico does so without question showing his loyalty to his father. As Frederico discovers with horror the identity of his victim, the Duke falsely accuses him of having murdered Casandra out of envy, in order to prevent her from having a child who would deny him any chance of access to the Dukedom.
The world systems make people reject the righteousness of Jesus, and when they succumb to the trap of the devil, he will use spiritual weapons to attack them. Those who believe in the righteousness of Jesus are insulated against the weapons of the devil, but those who reject it would succumb to the weapons of destruction. Assuredly, the world systems soften us for the spiritual attacks from the kingdom of darkness. What are these world systems? They are any organisation or government that the devil controls.