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Looking at John Miltons 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 Satans sin of pride that first causes him to fall from Gods 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 disobeyed God they repented of their sin and were reconciled to the Divinity through the saving judgement of the Son It is their ability to admit their wrongdoings to God that allow them to have the promise of returning to Paradise Heaven something that Satan was not able to do In the fourth book in Paradise Lost we see Satan wrestling with himself over what has happened his fall and what it is he is about to do his completely setting himself against God He is able to recognize that Gods forgiving nature extends even to himself I could repent and could obtain By Act of Grace my former state and is if only for a moment unsure as to which way I shall fly However Satan knowingly chooses to cling to his foolish pride and is unwilling to ask and receive the forgiveness of God is there no place left for repentance none left disdain forbids me It is important to understand that Satan fully comprehends the sin he is about to commit as he is well aware of the consequences for his actions He allows his pride to completely remove him from ever regaining his former state and so damns himself and the other fallen angels to the hell set aside for them This idea of his last and lost chance to reconcile himself to the Divinity is seen when
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