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!
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).
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.
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 reader is compelled to identify tyranny, or God’s reign, as bad and Satan’s fight for free will as an enslaved angel, as good. Again, the “evil” entity’s reason for fighting is moral and good. In Paradise Lost, Satan’s reason for rebelling against God is justified because he is not rebelling for the sake of rebelling or spreading chaos and violence, but for the sake of freedom and therefore can be seen as a freedom fighter, rather than a
Simon believed that humans are the most evil creature on the earth. The characters on the island are a microcosm of the actual world people. Thus, William Golding’s Lords of the flies reflects the real world scenario. Humans always destroy humanity and civilization in order to prove their
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
creation of the natural order Satan became vain about his beauty and position and his heart became rebellious against God Apparently he was able to secure a considerable following among the angels resulting in their expulsion from Heaven Since that day Satan devotes himself to opposing the work of God in every way possible and to attempting to destroy all of the good that God has created in the natural order He lucifer is allowed to continue this way for a period but will ultimately be confined to Hell for eternity so Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers against the authorities against the cosmic powers over this present
My knowledge of the Bible is limited to what was reiterated to me in church. Growing up, I was taught that Satan was once a good angel who rebelled against and disobeyed God because he was jealous and wanted to be more powerful than God. I never questioned this because I thought seeking answers and clarification would be going against God. For some Christians, Satan is the
Edwards elaborates on his claim and states if God were to spare the audience now, they would “immediately sink and plunge into a bottomless gulf” of Hell. This dramatic imagery shows the Puritans that God will no longer come to their rescue because the Puritans have chosen to serve Satan. Edwards tries to reach his audience by saying Hell is a “great furnace of wrath” where sinners belong. This description of Hell shows Edwards belief that sinners will pay for not serving God by facing God’s wrath in Hell. Each claim made by Jonathan Edwards motivates the audience to stop serving Satan in order to escape the “very misery to all eternity” that is Hell.