Seeing paradise only reminds Satan of what he lost as a result of his fall from Heaven. Satan comes to the conclusion that he is the very embodiment of hell, bringing it everywhere he goes : “The Hell within him, for within him Hell /He brings, and round about him, nor from Hell/One step no more then from himself can fly (20-22).” Compared to the Bible, we actually get to see the torment Satan suffers as he lives his life as God’s adversary. Satan actually takes responsibility for his fall , pointing out the flaws that led to it: “Till Pride and worse Ambition threw me down” ( 40 ) . Unlike the Satan in Genesis and Job, Milton’s Satan clearly understands why he has fallen. As Satan continues to ponder his situation , he realizes that even if there was a chance for his redemption, he would never be comfortable being God’s servant.
At the beginning of the poem the Angels who have been cast down to hell speak of the actions they should next take, whether they should seek revenge or should be peaceful and submissive to the lot they have been given. Satan is the strongest advocate for the second battle against God, he wishes to find revenge for the loss of the status of an Arch Angel and for the suffering placed of them in hell. “With rallied Arms to try what may be yet Regain’d in Heav’n, or what more lost in Hell?”(Paradise Lost Book I lines... ... middle of paper ... ... that the Devil often seems to be a hero when he is truly a character with evil intentions. The Satanic character of Milton’s Paradise Lost is given the part of a heroic character. He rallies the other fallen angels and even inspires the readers to be moved by some of the things he states.
Dante’s Inferno creates an imaginative comparison between a soul’s sin on Earth and the punishment he or she receives in Hell. Christian themes in Dante’s inferno would be wisdom and knowledge of the horrors of Hell, compassion and forgiveness, and the perfection of God’s justice. The comparison of Wisdom and knowledge of the horrors of Hell in Dante’s Inferno and in the bible are very similar. In Dante’s inferno, Dante’s vast new inside look on hell gave him knowledge that Hell is real and you will get severely punished for your crimes. In the edge of Hell is the Vestibule, where the uncommitted are punished and are to run after a dirty, blank flag for eternity, while wasps and worms torment and bite them.
Inferno - Contrapasso In Dante’s Inferno, Dante takes a journey with Virgil through the many levels of Hell in order to experience and see the different punishments that sinners must endure for all eternity. As Dante and Virgil descend into the bowels of Hell, it becomes clear that the suffering increases as they continue to move lower into Hell, the conical recess in the earth created when Lucifer fell from Heaven. Dante values the health of society over self. This becomes evident as the sinners against society experience suffering greater than those suffer which were only responsible for sinning against themselves. Dante uses contrapasso, the Aristotelian theory that states a soul’s form of suffering in Hell contrasts or extends their sins in their life on earth, to ensure that the sinners never forget their crimes against God.
Interpretation of God and Satan in Paradise Lost In John Milton's Paradise Lost, he tells of Satan's banishment from Heaven. He and his brigade have plotted war against God and are now doomed to billow in the fiery pits of hell. Satan is a complex character with many meaningful qualities. The relationship between Satan's qualities and Hell's atmosphere tell the reader more about why they seem to go hand in hand. Without Satan's features and Hell's tormenting aspects, the place would not be all it is.
(Rev 20:10) Eternal fire beyond the grave was prepared for "the devil and his angels". Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Mat 25:41) (Bryan T. Huie). The same fire that will claim the devil and his angels will also torment people who die in a spiritually lost condition. And so sayeth the Lord. Bibliography W.H.
Regardless of Satan's pride and vanity and hopeless situation, the quote "The mind is its own place, and in itself/ Can make a Heaven of Hell, or a Hell of Heaven" lies as a central theme for Satan's situation (lines 254-255). While Satan and his clan of fallen angels build Pandemonium out of all riches of Hell, they know where they came from and (as shown many times through Satan in the Garden of Eden) miss their old home, so this mindset allows them to cope with Hell and build their own kingdom with Satan as their glorified leader and Beelzebub as his cohort.
Dante's The Divine Comedy - Heaven and Hell Where does a person who commits a heinous sin go? Where does a person who did legitimate things and prays all his life go? This is what distinguishes hell and heaven. Hell is to people, what school is to students, a place where souls of all morals, good or bad, were consigned after death. This is the place of punishment of Satan and the other fallen angels and of all mortals who die unrepentant of serious sin.
Dante and Bosch have similar views on the evil within people and this evil is represented in their works, whether it transpires in a painting or in a book. This evil is evident in the right wing of The Garden of Earthy Delights, which can be used to portray scenes from almost all of Dante's circles of Hell. Fire is seen in much of the painting, which can be symbolic of death. Fire is one of the only elements man can create so fire can also be seen as a symbol of mortality. Virgil said, "I come to lead you to the other shore, into eternal darkness, ice, and fire."
Instead of the heavenly muse speaking through Milton, he uses her more as guidance. It is plain to see that the muse was Milton's divine inspiration that made Paradise Lost the creation it became. The question of the dark voyage is easily answered by Satan's many journeys. The vast scopes of settings range from Heaven to Hell to Earth. As a punishment for Satan's disloyalty to God, he is banished to the fiery flames of Hell.