Satan, otherwise known as the archfiend, is the main character in John Miltonís epic poem, Paradise Lost. Historically seen as the embodiment of evil; Satan is presented in a noble manner in Miltonís work and has many of the characteristics of a tragic hero. The excerpt from the poem starts with a brief summary of the events that lead up to Satanís banishment in Hell. These events help to the reader to
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actions. Perhaps the greatest thing that comes out of Miltonís portrayal of Satan is that he is viewed as a person, and as a person we can understand what he is going through and why he did some of the things he did. In a sense, making Satan real, instead of just an object of hate, lets us get into his head. It adds a very new interesting element to a very old story.