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Diabolically Admirable

Summary: Analysis of traits in the character of Satan in John Milton's "Paradise Lost."
The character of Satan in John Milton's epic, Paradise Lost, is evil, yet not without his dynamic flairs. The perseverance and optimism that he displays cannot be ignored. Just as well, one must credit Satan for possessing astounding leadership qualities. He did lead an army against God and Heaven; after all. Throughout the work, Satan demonstrates these qualities over and over again; proving that even the most evil being in existence has some admirable traits.

Satan's perseverance in his current situation is astounding. He has just been thrown from Heaven by the most merciful being in the universe yet he stays true to his initial purpose. He still intends to do all that he can to disrupt the will of God. The lines: "...once more/With rallied arms to try what may be yet/Regained in Heaven, or what more lost in Hell"" (Lines 268-270) perhaps demonstrate this...

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