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In John Miltons Paradise Lost he tells of Satans 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 Satans qualities and Hells atmosphere tell the reader more about why they seem to go hand in hand Without Satans features and Hells tormenting aspects the place would not be all it is Milton states that one will dwell in adamantine chains and penal fire if he defies God Satan definitely defied him and will therefore suffer this Chains are symbolic of Satan in that they will tie one down and keep him under control Satan has disobeyed God and needs to be tied restrained and controlled The fire is only to show Satans primary intentions Fire indicates evil and pain both of which he is a part of He is the creator of evil just as God is the creator of all Milton also describes Hell as a place that one must dwell in forever more full of wrath with no happiness and constant pain Satan once lived in a universe full of happiness joy and surrounded by pleasure Now that he has forsaken God he must live without those but to the worst extremes No more content or delight can he experience He must be punished for his unfaithfulness Hell has no light but rather darkness served only to discover sights of woe It is a region of sorrow doleful shades where peace and rest can never dwell hope never comesbut torture without end still urges This is an atmosphere severely unlike the one from which Satan came He was willing to give up all he had peace love joy beauty and all alike to overcome God and gain all of His power The war in Heaven was between forces of Satan
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