Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires! 7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all! 8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
In Eden, he finds mankind in the garden. He turns into a toad and begins his meddling and tempts Eve in her dream. This journey Satan takes is described as dangerous. Although Satan goes on a journey to destroy mankind, he is represented as a hero by Milton because he is challenging authority. Much like satan, Milton himself is trying to change the ways of the world in the midst of the Renaissance, and he is going against authority in order to change the way of thinking.
As this portrayal of Satan may be comical to some people, it is far beyond who Satan truly is and just so happens to be imprecise and facetious to some degree. Satan is far beyond a red horny creature with a pitchfork. In fact, he is far more dangerous and possess more power than most humans may imagine him to possess. Satan employs great power over humanity, the Bible tells us that “the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19). In the beginning of time, Satan was one of God 's most beautiful angels, the chief angel of God’s Kingdom (Ezekiel 18:12-14) whose pride led to his fall from heaven (Ezekiel 28:17) a A. Thesis: - Satan’s pride developed in him a desire to oppose God 's kingdom to be like
The final thing seen here is the fact that Dante’s description of Satan is a bit disappointing compared to the other descriptions he has written about the inferno. Dante’s portrayal of Satan is paradoxically empty and monstrous; it captures Satan in his true form and speaks of who he truly is. One of Dante’s portrayals of Satan is his monstrousness throughout the Inferno with him blowing over the cocytus. Dante’ first impression of Satan is “I saw his head towering above me! for it had three faces” (266).
By Sinon telling the Trojans of his birth, he establishes his credibility and allows the Trojan’s to trust him. Furthermore, after the death of his best friend, Sinon explains why he hates Ulysses’, creating a common enemy with the Trojans. Sinon tells the Trojans, “But after he had left these upper shores, / a victim of the sharp Ulysses’ envy” (II, 125-126). By creating a common enemy with the Trojan’s, Sinon gains the trust of his so-called enemies. After telling the Trojans of how he escaped the sacrifice of his own death, Sinon asks the Trojan’s to pity him.
In the biblical epic Paradise Lost, God offers free will to humans but denies this freedom to His angels. Satan demonstrates his outrage at this by waging war against God and inspiring other angels to join him in taking up arms against the tyrannical God. Satan refuses to be subservient to a dictator that forces His creation to comply with His commands and offers no free will. Satan is seen as the heroic figure that fights to free himself and others from being enslaved by God, who keeps the angels in captivity by forcing them to do as He commands. The reader, who has most likely experienced or seen oppression in his or her life, is caused to sympathize with Satan and his struggle for liberation.
The main character of a story is oftentimes the one who receives the title of the hero, yet the protagonist in this case is Satan. Labeling him as such typically yields controversy, as one side struggles with moral and religious connotation, while the other applies a more literary interpretation. If this is construed as being the character at the center of Campbell’s monomyth, then Satan would be the hero, as his journey greatly parallel’s that of the Hero’s Journey. Therefore, outside of religion, many may agree that throughout this poem, Satan acts as the hero–regardless of one’s standard definition of that word. The separation stage of the monomyth is marked by Satan’s banishment to Hell, and his decision for revenge towards God.
Sin uses the word “pregnant” when speaking of being with Satan’s child: ...Pensive here I sat Alone, but long I sat not, till my womb Pregnant by thee, and now excessive grown Prodigious motion felt and rueful throes (Milton 776-79). This description of herself in the pregnancy just adds to the intrigue. She did not just sit waiting to have her child; she was “pensive”. I would ask the question why. There is certainly a lot for her to be worried about as the creation of the devil and bearer of his child.
Hogan pointed out that Milton’s prototypes of Satan, Eve and Adam and the story of the fall influenced John Dryden, William Blake, Shelley as well as the novelist Daniel Defoe (op.cit.). Nonetheless, Milton’s paradise Lost initiated a more significant debate about who (if any) was its hero. Joseph Addison, in one of his famous essays in The Spectator, argued that Milton had no hero in the classical sense, and if there is one it must be Christ. John Dryden named Satan as its technical hero and both William Blake and Shelley relied on Milton’s description of Satan to declare him on the side of Lucifer, who; “…above the rest// In shape and gesture proudly eminent,// Stood like a tower…”(Paradise Lost; I.598-91) As a matter of fact, Milton’s debatable hero drove Childs and Fowler (ibid; 105) to announce that “getting rid of ‘the hero’ seemed a critical necessity since the concept (of hero) was a barrier to the understanding of literary structures…and critics preferred the slippery term ‘character’. But, with novels like Wuthering Heights, and the writings of Vladimir Nabokov and Samuel Beckett, there emerged villainous or insane narrator-heroes who forced the term ‘antihero’ to fill a gap that the term ‘character’ could not fill.
Even though the desire of power is different for Satan and Victor it still results in both crossing the line and attempting to play or become God. Satan revolted against God and was cast into Hell due to him not wanting to bow down to the Son of God. His ill intentions were devised with the help of Beelzebub