He focuses on how Hester committed a “taint of [the] deepest sin in the most sacred quality of human life” and ultimately brings shame upon her for her sinful actions (Lawrence). By providing the reader with information about Hester, Lawrence makes the point of how grave her sin actually is. The use of his critical word choice successfully conveys his message because it highlights the faults in her character and her mortal sin. Lawrence does not despise the novel’s plot, but rather the way that Hester is portrayed. He goes on to mock and ridicule her by deeming her as “a demon.
Amidst the conspiracy of the Seraphim against God, “a sudden miserable pain” (II. 750) overtook Satan and likened to his “shape and count’nance bright,/and shining heav’nly fair, a Goddess arm’d/out of [Satan’s] head [Sin] sprung” (II. 756-758). Sin is created when Satan’s inner evils overpower him as heplans to bring them into action, and becomes the physical embodiment of his vanity, similar in appearance to none other than the soon-to-be-fallen L... ... middle of paper ... ...nite” (II. 796-797).
Th’infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile stirr’d up with Envy and Revenge, deciev’d the Mother of Mankind, what time his pride has cast him out from Heaven,” (Pg. 6). His envy can also be characterized in a psychological profile of Satan as it is one of the leading causes for his actions. He can also be characterized as extremely
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.
Puritan Hypocrisy Exposed in The Scarlet Letter Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne repeatedly portrays the Puritanical views of sin and evil. The Puritans are constantly displayed as believing that evil comes from an unyielding bond being formed between love and hate. For such reasons they looked towards Hester's commitment of adultery as an action of pure, condemned evil. However, through the use of light and dark imagery, Hawthorne displays who truly holds evil in their hearts. The one who is the embodiment of evil creates hypocrisy of Puritanical views towards sin and evil.
The important thing is to realize that Satan is sin, and being humans, who are all born into sin, we can easily relate to a sinful character. G-d is holy and perfect. This is something which we, being fallible humans, cannot begin to comprehend. Satan does, at the beginning, follow many of the attributes which coincide with Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero; however, after the first few Books, Satan looses his status as a tragic hero rather rapidly. Along with this, Satan's thoughts parallel the idea of "Evil, be thou my good," (p76, line 110) which is the opposite of what G-d intends.
Milton’s Satan in Paradise Lost is a complex character meant to be the evil figure in the epic poem. Whenever possible Satan attempts to undermine God and the Son of God who is the true hero of the story. Throughout the story Milton tells the readers that Satan is an evil character, he is meant not to have any redeeming qualities, and to be shown completely as an unsympathetic figure. Satan’s greatest sins are pride and vanity in thinking he can overthrow God, and in the early part of the poem he is portrayed as selfish while in Heaven where all of God’s angels are loved and happy. Satan’s journey starts out as a fallen angel with great stature, has the ability to reason and argue, but by Book X the anguish and pain he goes through is more reason for him to follow an evil path instead.
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.
Lawrence writes with derogatory diction to display the reality of Hester’s sin. Despite Hawthorne's original characterization of Hester. Lawrence identifies her as a “demon” and as the “nemesis” of women (Lawrence). By using the word “demon”, Hester is seen as the embodiment of a creature that represents the sin against the core values of Puritan society. The word also carries a
It is an insult to the bad angels to hear Christ's name in their presence. While the good angels are telling him to repent, the bad angels are giving him a taste of pure hell. (p48) They bring out the seven deadly sins. (48) Lucifer, in the meantime, worked his magic, and Faust signs the dotted line. It is over.