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  • Heaven Of God's Son
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    Good vs. Evil Milton's Paradise Lost John Milton divided the characters in his epic poem Paradise Lost into two sides, one side under God representing good, and the other side under Satan representing evil and sin. Milton first introduced the reader to the character Satan, the representative of all evil, and his allegiance of fallen angels that aided in his revolt against God (Milton 35). Only later did Milton introduce the reader to all powerful God, leader and creator of all mankind (John). Th...
  • Angel Of The Lord And Satan
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    Mankind lives in a physical, tangible, material world, which is influenced by the invisible, spiritual world around us. The present day spiritual world is just as existent as it was nearly two thousand years ago when Lord Jesus walked the earth. The Old and New Testaments reveal to us from time to time, glimpses of this spiritual world. These Testaments provide us with the most factual information regarding Satan. Unfortunately, many have been misinformed and do not thoroughly comprehend Satan's...
  • Explicit Adoration Of Satan
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    The attention given recently by the mass media to some episodes more or less directly tied to the world of Satanism is a symptom and effect of a morbid curiosity exhibited today by many with regard to the occult in general and also to the satanic in particular. All the more urgent then is the necessity of acquiring clear and significant tools for discerning the cause and the forms of this phenomenon. This is necessary also in order to understand its relationship with contemporary culture and the...
  • Contrasts Of Satan And The Son
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    Satan and Jesus in Paradise Lost The subject, the drama, and the importance of Paradise Lost is grand. The epic represents what can be accomplished with the English language as sounds and syntax are carefully crafted. But the work is not shallow, because Milton argues forcefully the wisdom and justice of God Almighty for His dealings with mankind. In the words of Samuel Johnson, Milton attempts to show 'the reasonableness of religion. ' No doubt, Ezra Pound represents the most vocal of the anti-...
  • Satan In The Book Of Job
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    One area in the bible which I have a problem understanding is the story in the beginning of Job. In this book, God talks to Satan and brags about His servant Job. He then goes on to bet with Satan, that whatever Job does, he will not renounce his faith in God. There are a couple of reasons this strikes me as odd. First of all, why would God, who is all knowing want to have anything to do with making deals with Satan? Secondly, why would Satan be interested in making deals with God, if he knows G...
  • Milton's Presentation Of Satan
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    Paradise Lost: Satan's Character In Milton's first book of Paradise Lost, Satan, the expected evil archfiend of the epic, is actually depicted as a powerful and heroic character. Satan's passionate and ambitious character is more intriguing than God's reasonable and mild personality. Milton needs Satan to be a desirable character in the beginning to represent the temptation man faces when dealing with the devil. However Milton, being a strong puritan, would never allow an evil character to becom...
  • Church Of Satan
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    Abstract Satanism is a blatantly, selfish, brutal religion. There are millions of Satanists worldwide. The occult is on the rise because young people are seeking their identity through what Satanism offers. Anton Szandor LaVey the creator of the Church of Satan believes in attitudes that are ungodly, controversial, unethical, immoral, and as evidenced by the present society. Satanism The content of this paper is intended to relay information about Satanism. A brief history of Satanism, the defin...
  • Satan's Sin Of Pride
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    Looking at John Milton's Paradise Lost, we can see that there are the two ideas of damnation and salvation through reconciliation present in the characters of Satan and Adam & Eve, respectively. It is Satan's sin of pride that first causes him to fall from God's grace and into the bowels of hell. This same pride is also what keeps him from being able to be reconciled to God, and instead, leads him to buy into his own idea of saving himself. With Adam & Eve, we see that although they too, disobey...
  • People Look At Satan
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    Satan If you take a look at his personality with an open mind, Satan actually has characteristics of a respectable person. One of Satan's characteristics is his evilness; he is the personification of evil. That isn't one of his admirable traits, but it's what makes Satan who he is. When you hear the word, Satan, you immediately think evil. In general, people look at Satan and that is all that runs through their minds. Evilness is the trademark of Satan's personality. Another of Satan's features ...
  • Satan And The Other Demons
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    Satan Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Son of the Morning, the Devil has many names. The Devil is a powerful and mysterious being. Who is Satan? Who believes in him? Where did he come from? There are many questions that I had about Satan at the beginning of this report. Where did Satan come from? According to the Christian Bible it is clearly taught that the Devil and the other demons are spiritual or angelic creatures created by God in a state of innocence, and that they became evil by their own act....
  • Paradise Lost Satan Hero Or Villain
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    Satan: Epic Hero or Villain? John Milton wrote one of the greatest epic poems of all time when he wrote Paradise Lost in 1667. The book tells about man's creation and fall while detailing characters and the plot beyond what the Bible taught. One of these characters is Satan, which is one of the most argument ed, controversial, and popular characters in the history of literature. The reason for is the un clarity of whether or not Satan is a hero or a villain. He contains many qualities that disti...
  • Christian God
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    Humans, God's Ignorant Pawns; or, Satan, The Ultimate Scapegoat; or better yet, God the Definitive Sadist The basic Christian view of Milton's Paradise Lost is that a purely evil being, the anti-god if you will, Satan, is the cause of all of human downfall. Briefly the story goes like this, first God creates everything, but a rogue angel named Lucifer wants more out of existence so he attempt a coup d'etat of heaven. He fails, as he had no chance to begin with, as the Christian god is omnipotent...
  • Origin Of Satan Elaine
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    The Origin of Satan Elaine begins she assumed that Jewish and Christian perceptions of invisible beings had to do mainly with the moralization of society (Pagals XVI), which brings us to the ability to interpret events such as illness or natural disasters as an act of God's will. Throughout her research Elaine also found something that she hadn t expected in the Christian religion. Some Christians attributed events such as natural disasters not as God's will but as Satan's doing. Although Satan,...
  • Forces Of Satan And Forces Of God
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    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. Milton states that one will "dwell in adama...
  • Satan As The Hero Of Paradise Lost
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    The argument over who is the true protagonist of Paradise Lost, has been brewing for centuries. One would gather that Milton, a Puritan, would have no problem casting God as the hero, and Satan as the antagonist. But looking back in history, Milton saw that most epic heroes had conflicts that prevented them from accomplishing their goals. God and his Son have no conflict, and Adams story doesnt really begin until the Fall of Man. Therefore, Milton was forced to select Satan as the hero of Paradi...
  • Cadet Leaders At Howe Military School
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    How does John Milton portray Satan in his poem, Paradise Lost In this epic poem, Satan's traits include pride, treachery, and persistent spitefulness. I believe that these character traits compare to the leadership of Howe Military School. Satan commits many prideful acts throughout the poem. This shows when Milton writes, what time his pride / Had cast him out of Heaven, with all his host / of rebel angels, by whose aid aspiring / To set himself in glory above his peers (36-39). This line state...
  • Satan And His Followers
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    The question, 'Satan as a seducer' is a very different and unique angle to view his character. To some extent, he does play a role as a seducer in certain parts of Books I and II of Milton's poem, 'Paradise Lost'. Somehow he manages to make other people believe and furthermore trust in him. Deception is the most obvious weapon the Satan utilizes to persuade some of the characters in the poem. Nearly every statement he makes can be seen either as a lie or a delusion. The first and earliest proof ...
  • Tree Of Knowledge And Satan Plans
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    The purpose of Paradise Lost by, John Milton, is to "justify the ways of God to men". Milton uses the Bible as evidence to support his claim and explain the natural understanding of life as it is seen by many people. He uses Satan and Adam and Eve's life journey to explain the ways of God. To begin Paradise Lost, Milton 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. Milton says that one will "dwell ...
  • Paradise Lost Analysis Of John Milton S
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    Analysis Of John Milton's – Paradise Lost Analysis Of John Milton's – Paradise Lost Analysis of John Milton?'s? Paradise Lost Paradise Lost is a monumental epic poem in twelve books of blank verse. Paradise Lost is based on the Bible and other writings available in the Renaissance Era. The Epic begins with Milton's Intentions for "Paradise Lost. ' As stated in the beginning of the first book of Paradise Lost, Milton's intentions for writing his religious epic are to "assert Eternal P...
  • Satan And The Fall Of Man
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    The words I chose to concentrate the most on in Milton's Paradise Lost is omnipotence and omniscient. We come across these words several times in the course of the story and it is always referring to God which is understanding since he is all-powerful, all-knowing. We first hear it from the narrator of the story in book one, ? Who durst defy the omnipotent to arms (line 49).? when he is referring to the fall of Satan. We hear the word again from Beelzebub, ? Leader of those armies bright, which ...

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