According to the Christian religion the Devil, or Satan, is the source of sin and temptation. It is believed that there was a war in heaven against the rule of God and that Satan lead away many of the host of heaven to become fallen angels as God expelled the traitors from the heavens. John Milton wished to write a poem by which he could be remembered as the authors of the odyssey, Iliad, and the Aeneid. He did this in the form an epic poem about the story of Eden. Milton’s poem is written from the point of view of Satan and in such a way that he appears to be the heroic figure of the tale.
In the novel of Frankenstein Victor’s creation tries to get educated, he encounters three books The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe, Plutarch’s Lives, and finally Paradise lost; but the Creature’s reaction to reading Paradise Lost is most profound. There is a parallelism between Satan and Victor’s creation, but before this one existed Victor's creation had much larger similarities with Adam, proving how regardless of choice he was destined to be a monster. This also proves how he was like a noble savage he was good but he was corrupted, as he said “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel.”
An example of this is when we are first introduced to Satan. Satan and the other fallen angels are in hell and Satan tells the others to not be frightened, when he is frightened as well. The character of Satan "deteriorates" greatly through the epic (Ruma 81). Satan is viewed as a great warrior and then as time passes, his own followers begin to doubt him. "Milton has his brilliant hero advance to be met and repulsed, first verbally, and then in arms" (Revard 225).
Milton described Hell as a “lake of fire” (280) and commented on the “Floods and Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire” (77). He indicated that darkness is given off instead of light: “No light, but rather darkness visible” (63). The devils, especially Satan, were characterized in more detail than the angels or God. The first two books of Paradise Lost featured the fallen angels’ debate regarding their future plans. As a “true Poet” Milton sought to appeal to the emotions of his readers.
Spiggott interprets his punishment as a personal challenge from God, reacting to his sentence in a much more affronted manner than Dante’s Satan. Because Cook’s devil is not restricted, he is able to challenge God to a contest, rather than bear his punishment in silence like Dante’s devil. The devil has taken on many forms in both legend and media throughout history. Whether it is a con-man in a suit, or a vicious minotaur-like monster, the devil has been a representation of human evil since his conception. Satan in both Dante’s Inferno and Peter Cook’s Bedazzled is seen as an evil figure forced into an eternity of punishment, yet sympathetic because of this.
The method is called exorcism. Satan / Satanas (Greece); Satan (UK); Shaitan (Arabic); Hebrew is a Hebrew word "satan". The Hebrew wo... ... middle of paper ... ...e Fall of the Angels", The Bible Today 32 ( 1994): 15. - Douglas, J.D ., Ensiklopedi Alkitab Masa Kini (USA: The Inter- Varsity Fellowship. 1962), p 150-151 - Bjerg, Svend, "Judas als Stcllvcrtrctcr des Satans,' Evangelisctie Theologie 52 (1994): 45.
It can also be seen as a racial slur against the white population during the 20th century. This can reveal itself within music through lyrics; vocal sounds/ tone and harmonies the rhythm or melody of songs. Other manifestations in modern music include videos, marketing, iconography within the heavy metal genre and back masking. This report will focus on the Faustian mythology surrounding the life and works of Robert Johnson who purportedly sold his soul to the devil. Despite very little being known about Robert Johnson it is his music in tandem with the lore of his life that creates the foundations of the devil in popular music.
Hugo wrote in many different genres and this influenced the Romanticism era that he was a part of. Hugo’s Et nox facta est “depicts the fallen angel’s defiant plunge from heaven” (Hugo 780), in an illustrated and imaginative manner. The English name for this poem is, And there was night, which “contrasts with the biblical ‘And there was light (Genesis 1:3)’” (Hugo 781). Hugo begins the poem by Lucifer being thrown down from Heaven in which he proceeds to fall in the “abyss some four thousand years” (Line 1). The poem’s tone symbolizes fear, terror, and anxiety due to the obstacles the Devil goes through and the amount of time that these chains of events happen in.
In writing an epic, Milton had a daunting task ahead of him as he looked to transform Satan, a historical character in the Christian bible, into what seemingly is the epic hero of his renowned literary work, Paradise Lost. Throughout this process, Satan is humanized into a character that has his ups but also downs, and Milton’s use of literary techniques let us eventually realize how evil Satan is despite the sympathy readers may have for this tragic figure. Ultimately, not only does Satan grow more evil in the epic, the close interaction we get of Satan’s character allows us to see his wavering mind before being completely submerged by evil. As the epic begins in Book 1, the Fallen Angels are seen banished to hell after failing to take control
The reader can see the "human" in the fallen angel, Lucifer. Satan and his seemingly righteous battle with God are the focus of the novel. He questions the orders from one who seems to be an overbearing dictator, an oppressive boss, (our Lord and Creator) God, and is, in the ensuing period, removed from Heaven. Satan is not portrayed as the embodiment of evil, but instead as a dauntless rebel. Satan rapidly gains a following of demons and dark angels who are drawn to his dynamic nature and ways.