Paradise Lost Essay | Fall from Grace: Satan as a Spiritually Corrupt Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost

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Fall from Grace: Satan as a Spiritually Corrupt Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost

Summary: John Milton's "Paradise Lost" portrays Satan in a heroic light. Satan is a hero defined through his war against God, his cunning and guile, his journey to Eden on Earth to corrupt mankind, and as the protagonist and most described character in Milton's epic poem. The perversion that Satan suffers from an angel into a devil allows for the struggle of good versus evil to exist, therefore letting admirable qualities exist.
Fall From Grace: Satan as a Spiritually Corrupt Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost

Can Satan -- a being, so evil that even as an Ethereal being of Heaven, who was cast out of God's grace - be a hero? John Milton's Satan in Paradise Lost is very much a romanticized character within the epic poem, and there has been much debate since the poem's publishing in 1667 over Milton's sentiments and whether Satan is the protagonist or a hero. As an angel in God the Father's Heaven, Satan rose up with a group of following of one-third of all of Heaven's angels and tried to unseat Jehovah from His station as the Divine Ruler. God cast Satan and the other rebellious angels out of Heaven and eternally damned them to Hell and to morph into demonic devils. The...

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