Satan is Attractive or Repulsive

Satan is Attractive or Repulsive

Satan is Attractive or not Repulsive, it is separated discussion , first of all, we should try to know what are the meanings of “Attractive and Repulsive”, Attractive means lovable, pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm and Repulsive means so extremely ugly as to be terrifying. As we know that Satan in all age in all religions is seen by repulsive eyes. He has not very much high status before mankind or God. He is firm enemy of mankind, it seems that he is repulsive figure at all but when we go through the Paradise lost epic where he is blend of both , attractive and repulsive, Milton unconsciously makes him grandeur

Satan is Attractive or Repulsive ,first two books run  through Satan’s character but slowly he becomes out of screen and in book 9 he is in  downfall and hero becomes to zero .Satan’s character throughout the poem  gets  different shapes on time he is Serpent  sometime toad, sometime Archangel, sometime great leader Emperor, Sultan his greatness lies upon his determination. He is totally determined against the God having lost everything he realizes that he has every thing indeed. He never shows any sign of disappointment or despair before other Angels  and develops his mission against  the greatest power of this world he makes an evil plan that  he will destroy all  humanity with evil plan. His Evil  mind can be seen in this statement Our sole  task is  to find Evil from good when  his plan will be bad then our plan is to do good will be run all of them opposite of Him. Having put a least idea of good or a bad what is good  what is bad, there is no matter but matter is that fight against Him by hook or crock here Satan is mixture of Attractive or Repulsive .

As far as Satan ‘s character  is concerned , it seems that he is hero of the poem as well as attractive character because his character can never be neglected  because he challenges  to authority of God he considers  himself equal to God .His cunning  behavior forces us  to to think about how is a grandeur he is. Eventually he is physically defeated by mentally he is still stood like a tower, he  is not yielding at any cost his steadfastness, makes a new  world  for human being .His misery brings comfort for mankind forever. No doubt, Adam and Eve lose their Garden Eden but it is temporary because God wants to disclose His Mercy His compassion and kindness for  mankind and without of it He(God) cannot do so, Satan , actually ,becomes mislead he wants to destroy the mankind in the sense of jealousy but in reality he brings about downfall for himself as well as gift for mankind it is not so wrong to say that those people  critics and readers believe that he is hero of paradise lost  or attractive character they are totally on the  fault because they read only first two books after it Satan  Grand figure changes into Toad, Serpent ,he is disgraced and repulsive one because Milton glorifies his action and body structure for the sake of EPIC requirement .When we see him after two books , he looks like helpless and weakened  fellow.

John Milton in one of the greatest poets of his age .After Chaucer he has glorious place in English literature. His  style is marvelous, unique  and superior .In  “Paradise Lost’ he shows his talent with the help of great characters as well as a sublime  theme, he portrays fantastic type of characters like Christ ,Angels ,the father of humidity is Adam ,the mother of humanity is Eve ,  the greatest power is God  and father of Evil and hatred jealousy that is name Satan. He very realistic creates or paints the character of Satan that makes him attractive for the readers. He reveals  his emotions, wrath, steadfastness, courage, leaderships qualities , undefeatable power , and determinations , and power  having lost everything but he comes to see “Tower of strength” .As far as the character of Satan is concerned he is well created work at any angels. If we see his leadership he fills full all the requirements which are needed for a leader ,if we see in way of tragic  hero there is also unique there is also unique ,if we analyze his power here he is also matchless.

Satan’s  qualities makes  him different from others angles as well as attractive because having lost everything he is resistance  on the way of God .He does not accept his defeat he says that he will  fight against God  ,he does not give up his struggles  at any cost  what happened and what matter that is why he generates new army against the greatest power of the world that is name is called  God Mighty .This all reveals Satan tragic hero status before us in Paradise Lost.

” All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield; (And what is else not to be overcome?) That glory never shall his wrath or might Extort from me, to bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee and deify his power, Who from the terror of his arm so late Doubted his empire[.] (I, 106–114)”

Satan’s dramatic  speeches also influence on the  readers  and makes him attractive real leader, a real hero ,his  heroism also shows when  he speeches with full confidence ,with full energy ,it does not realize he has lost his heaven , he reveals His(God)  heaven is in his under feets. He creates  different garden of heaven  in hell with the help of speeches, with help of speech  he captures Eve ,he does not appear he is Satan or  prophet before the eyes of Eve .With the help of speech  he gathers all the Angels in hell. No body can refuse it ;evil is his main task ,  hell is his home ,Earth trembles under his feet ,enemy  is his God and his  anger is for mankind .He  never loses his heart because he is glorious in his action. In all perspectives he is marvelous and  sublime . Some critics represent that in Satan’s  conduct Milton appears himself before  the readers .Actually, in England he had also done Revolt against authority of that time and that is why he makes a new character who shows his qualities and some critics also doubt that in a Milton a Satan dwells  that is why he wants to drive by himself.

Paradise Lost  cannot be completed without the character of Satan or as a hero of tragic one, it is he who acts  like Hero  .Having been disgraced from the eyes of God Almighty, he is still  confident, vagarious, active , steadfastness and hopeful. Milton actually takes so many pains that  for Satan’s   character delineation because he is not human being nor  God. His feelings maybe or might be different from other race ,by  human species because Milton never saw Satan ,it is totally based on his imaginations or we can say that it is exaggerated character but not artificial or fictional only .He is present and lively character .”If we believe in God the we have to believe in Satan .

Milton’s huge character is not huge as well attractive by  only body but also huge by  his mind and heart, having lost everything he shows nothing to be done. All is good what the field be lost  and all is not lost, we have unconquerable  will. Satan  is another great trait  is that he is a fine debtor ,his speeches cast a spell on the others angels as well as readers .He  knows the situation of the time whenever he speaks about  sorrows or pathos his voice becomes slowly and faints  but when  he talks about his future plan his voice brings a thunder in itself at all. He is like a politician, he  knows where he gets good benefits from situation as well as people. Some critics have view about him he is a villain and villain and rascal ,) wicked minded and there is no characteristics like hero he may be a villain but not hero .For  this in all ages the people.

In short, it seems that Satan is attractive figure at all but when we go through the Paradise lost epic where he is blend of both , attractive and repulsive, Milton unconsciously makes him grandeur because it is essential for an Epic .

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