Satan actions are the reason why Adam lost his freedom and free will . Milton had supported that Satan is easy to console with and that he is much more like us than God. Satan perceived as a rebellious angel who rises up and defies God’s morals .God purposely let Satan escape hell and flea to Eden , in which had caused the first disobedient act. “ Man’s first disobedience , and the fruit of the forbidden tree , whose mortal taste brought death into the world, and all of our woe ,with loss of Eden, till one greater man restore us, and regain the blissful seat,sing Heav’nly Muse.. what in me is dark illumine , what is low raise and support “, ( page 3 , Paradise lost). Milton describe Eve’s eating of the forbidden fruit had brought the loss of immortality.
For one to be like God, he must desire to be holy. No one can be like God; however, one can desire to be holy like Jesus. Satan took God’s word and twisted it by telling Eve to go against God’s will. Because Eve was misled, her goal became corrupted and led to sin. Everyone should have noble goals and aspire to become holy.
Wherever he goes, death, sin, and all things bad will follow. Through lines 98-102, the narrator is saying that there is too much hatred and sin to justify. Satan mentions that if he attempts and achieves to reconcile with God, he is bound to relapse and become worse than before. In his heart he knows that God has given up on him and the other fallen angels. They believe that God created a new world known as man, to replace them.
He wants what God has and will do everything in his power to tempt God’s people to come to his way of thinking. Satan is a deceiver. He proved this in the garden by deceiving Adam and Eve into sin by making them doubt that God has their best interest in mind. The last name for Satan is the devil. According to Little, this is “the only other proper name” (Little, 2008, p. 159) given to Satan.
He was a former high angel from Heaven named Lucifer, meaning, "light bearer" (John). Satan became jealous in Heaven of God's son and formed an allegiance of angels to battle against God, only for God to cast them out of Heaven into Hell (Milton 35). This did not bother Satan at first since he became the leader in Hell rather than a servant in Heaven. Satan believed that it was, "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven" ( I-l. 263). Much of Satan's reliance on getting things accomplished came from his ability to lie and deceive.
He got mad, and lost his spot that he once held. “Arms to try what may be regained in Heav’n” (1: 270) These followers want to plot revenge by corrupting the human race and turning them against our lord. They use the two human’s god created, Adam and Eve, to do this deed with. Because of this, we will always have to deal with the anger and jealousy Satan creates. Throughout this story, there is a prominent motivation to get revenge against god because he chose his son against the highest angel being Satan.
Even though he sees this transgression will occur, he knows that it is ultimately Eve and Adam’s duty to refuse the temptation and remain faithful. Satan, dedicated to his path of wickedness, enters the Garden of Eden disguised as a serpent with the hopes of leading mankind away from God. Satan eventually succeeds in convincing Eve and Adam to eat the fruit and they become more knowledgeable of the difference between good and evil, what they had, and what they lost with their disobedience. The fall and their new knowledge allows Adam and Eve to trust in God even more than before as they can now understand the goodness of God to a greater
John Milton seeks to simply “justify the ways of God to men” with his timeless tale of the war between Heaven and Hell, leading to Lucifer being exiled from Heaven to deceiving God’s creation of man in Paradise Lost. I believe Milton is attempting to demonstrate the beginning of the root of all evil by exploring the fall of Lucifer and subsequently Eve’s fall in response. He begins with describing God creating another universe with divine justice, in order to redeem Himself. The pristine creation God named Earth, required a redeemer, thus the emergence of Jesus Christ who offers to sacrifice himself for the sins Adam and Eve were thought to make. Milton makes use of Christian doctrine but still allows himself enough room for poetic license to create this celestial battle.
He leaves only Satan’s side of the story as the reader 's first interpretation of the events. As the fallen Angels awake in the lake of fire, Satan beings his heroic speech; he, being the Angel closest to God, is looked as the leader of the fallen rebels. In his speech, Satan speaks of the tyranny of God and how it is “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.”(I, 263) The disobedience Milton mentions is that of the Humans Adam and Eve; however, Satan is also disobedient in that he rebelled, not because of God’s tyranny, but because Satan wants what he wants rather than what God wants. In the Demon’s debate about their course of action, Milton describes their words as “cloth’d in reason’s garb.”(II, 226) Satan himself is unaware of his own pride and jealousy. His original disobedience is the reason that Adam and Eve fall; lured by Satan’s seemingly reasonable words, Adam and Eve disobey God as he did.
Satan was God’s highest ranking angel and ruled Heaven alongside God. Everything was running smoothly until Satan decided he wanted to rule Heaven by himself. Satan wanted all the power for himself and refused to rule under someone. Satan banded other angels to be his followers of the movement only to be shafted by God’s almighty power. God sentenced Satan and the other angels to a place called Hell.