On the other hand, it is possible to see Satan’s seductive nature and avoid choosing him over God. In their military-like discussion under Satan’s leadership, fallen angels decide to stay in hell while Satan goes alone to Eden, willing to conduct their plan of destroying the humankind. Along his way Satan finds Sin. Sin is Satan’s child born by his disobedience towards God. Sin is attractive but somewhat wicked.
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
Since God had punished them by their exile to Hell, Satan takes advantage of this situation. He evaluated the hand he was dealt with and formulated a plan with Beelzebub. They vowed to that “to do ill” would be their “soul delight”. Whatever good and pure actions of God would follow, Satan and his legion of angels would “pervert that end”. This speech and resolution of Satan is the point of contention with various critics about whether or not Satan is truly a hero.
The devil understands the truth, as he knows that every person who rejects the word of God is under his control. You may project yourself differently to the people by giving them the impression that you are a child of God, but your number one enemy knows the truth, Satan knows all your true colours. He knows that every person who rejects Jesus and His word is under his influence, he is part of his kingdom of darkness. You are not part of the kingdom of light because of what you are saying with your own mouth, your heart reveals the true state of your spiritual leaning. If your heart still fights against the word of God, you are still ruled by the devil.
His most famous words are: “what in me is dark”. In the same way Milton’s courageous character, Satan, uses all his powerful qualities to overcome his despair, but in the bad side. He resists and reaffirms that: “The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav’n Hell, a Hell of Heav’n. (PL, 1: 254-255) With pride and courage, Satan decides to keep on his devilish way and declares that he prefers “to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven” (PL, 1: 263). He declares war on the omnipotent, God, and asks his falling angels to go on to build Pandemonium, the capital of Hell and the house of liberty.
Satan challenges God’s authority proclaiming, “Who can in reason, then, or right assume monarchy over such as live by right his equals if, in power and splendor less, in freedom equal?” (5, lines 794-797) Satan acknowledges that God is more powerful and splendid, but denies God’s authority over angels. By purposely Satan’s argument equates freedom with anarchy; this is absurd. Individual freedom is not completely unrestrained. Free beings are still subject to lawful authority. Satan compounds this fallacy by asserting, without evidence, that angels do not err.
A Tale of Two Tragedies A tragic hero is a character with a great flaw; this flaw, once realized, will be the downfall of the character and the eventual destruction of themselves. Poisonwood Bible, by Barbra Kingslover and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley both have perfect examples of tragic heroes. Nathan and the monster both are considered tragic figures in these novels. Each of them has given up their life to continue with one reason to live. The monster has realized that he cannot be accepted into the world because of his looks and Nathan believes that God despises him for being a coward.
As Louis L. Martz dictates in his piece titled, “Paradise Lost: The Realms of Light,” Satan’s descent into Hell, following banishment from Heaven, catalyzes the entrance of light and dark imagery into the novel. Satan, now barred from the, “happy Realms of Light,” recognizes his separation from his former alliance with the divine essence (qtd in Martz 72.) In his brief period of grief, Satan finds himself struggling towards the light that radiates from Heaven, signaling the presence of innate light still within the fallen being. However, this light soon becomes squandered when Satan finds it, “better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven,” (1.263) In his decision, the prevalence of darkness within Hell increases and eventually seeps into the secular realms created by God. However, the analysis of these created realms as well as Heaven, the prime radiant domain of God, and the placement of such imagery in these realms remains pertinent as
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
It likes the army was assembling there, the Satan is having a speech to make them kill more enemy. This is an evil action too because he is making a large amount of people want to kill more