Then when Victor rejects his own creation earlier he loses his innocence. This is because he was trying to play God and do the forbidden, which is creating life. It connects to Paradise Lost and the theme because the banishment of love that the monster receives is similar to Satans feeling towards God and his goal, which is to defeat him all because of the misfortune the Monster felt of being created
These instances displays Milton's portrayal of Satan’s ineptitude to win against God’s supremacy. Although Satan is a dark figure that everyone wants to escape from, Milton maximizes the devil’s qualities to portray him as the oppressed fighter for freedom. Milton also humanizes Satan’s attributes by displaying his weaknesses and defeats in the face of the all knowing Creator. Then he is the absolute enemy that deceives and enchants man to succumb to their weaknesses. Milton deliberately creates a reason why Satan is necessary to God by examining the Scripture and was further elevated by C.S.
The reader’s distaste for Satan is strengthened by Satan’s shift in motives. The conquering of humans, which he originally presented as a rebellion against God and his authoritative rule, later came to be about pure corruption and hate. It’s therefore possible to say that if Satan had never given up on his original reasoning, he would still be the hero of Paradise Lost. Works Cited # Milton, John. “Paradise Lost.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
This state of repentance distinguishes man apart from Satan’s ways of only wishing to continue with evil and sinning. Even though Satan and Eve’s falls are derived from similar motives, the aftermaths differ from each other because of each of their distinct characteristics and reactions to their actions. Satan’s immediate reaction to his fall is to continue in the same direction of acting in evil manners for it is the only only thing he has left. He acts upon tempting man into sinning in any form and way he decides fits best to get the results he desires. Satan expects to receive praise when he returns to his kingdom but instead he hears the hissing from all the devils who have assumed the transformation of serpents.
His cowardice acts invited the war over his soul, which attacked him mercilessly throughout the story. Roger Chillingworth is the representation of evil warring against Dimmesdale. Ironically one of the minister’s closest friends, Roger’s purpose in life is to seek out, like a search for truth, the man who wronged him (Hawthorne 66). He wants to make him tremble and shudder (Hawthorne 67). From the very beginning of the conflict, Chillingworth’s dark intensions and his evil heart are clearly seen.
Dante exemplifies this by Pope Nicholas being scared that Pope Boniface VIII, who actuall... ... middle of paper ... ...onjointly, Dante’s strategically used imagery shows the horrors are merely the hidden sins committed on Earth and that caused them to be punished in Hell to their sins’ equal severity. The crowning jewel of Dante’s illustrative text was the pilgrim’s development from a pure human being to one filled with evil and hatred after seeing Hell’s truths and how he changed negatively from his exposure. These clues left by Dante display show the reader the precise reason why the Church is debauched and how it affected its misguided people. Works Cited Alighieri, Dante. “The Divine Comedy: Inferno”.
His pride, his envy and his manipulative nature all cause him to rebel against God and lead to his own downfall. Not unlike Achilles or Oedipus, Satan is portrayed as the engineer of his own misery. This heroic characterisation of the first few books highlights the scope of his fall, from a dashing angel to a deceitful snake, and shows the audience the sneaky ways evil can be tempting. As Russell writes: “Milton also deliberately made Satan appear magnificent at the beginning so that his audience might feel all the glamour of evil” (Russell, chap.12, p.15). And magnificent he is indeed!
Sin can be defined in many ways, but it creates a separation from God. There is a war that occurs inside people. That war is between one’s flesh and the Holy Spirit. Satan was the originator of sin because pride caused him to sin against God. Adam and Eve were the doors that allowed sin to enter the world.
But Saul . . . filled him with the Holy Spirit, and looked intently at him and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?” (Acts 13:8-10) Satan uses deception to compel his victims to commit sin, and leads them astray of the “paths of the Lord”. Iago, in a parallel manner, uses treachery to turn his companions against each other, and guides them to their tragic demises; and in this way, Iago reflects Satan 's deceptive