Critically examine Milton's treatment of Satan's character in Paradise Lost?

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Here are some points about Satan from Paradise Lost:

  • "Lucifer" means "light bearer."
  • means "enemy" or "adversary" in Hebrew
  • Ungrateful for God’s blessings
  • Unafraid of being put to death or being damned eternally
  • His greatest flaw is pride
  • Cast down from heaven, alienated from the godly
  • Deteriorates from a mighty fallen angel to a serpent
  • Unable to reconcile his eternal punishment
  • A picture of constant intellectual activity
  • "Milton's...

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