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The character of Satan is portrayed differently in Miltons Paradise Lost than it is in TheIn the Book of Job Satan only appears in a small section of the story Heapproaches God to question Jobs faithfulness When asked where he came from Satanreplies From going to and fro on the earth and from walking back and from walkingback and forth on it Job17 Job22 Satan says that God has given Job many thingsbut if he were to take them away Job would surely curse him To this God repliesBehold all that he has is in your power only do not lay a hand on his person Job112 After this Satan takes away all of Jobs possessionsAgain Satan approaches God with the thought that Job will curse God if his life isharmed But stretch out Your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh and he willsurely curse You to Your faceJob25 God allows Satan to do what he wishes to Jobthe only restriction is that he must spare his life After this Satan struck Job with painfulAt this point in the Book of Job Satan leaves the story There is no physicaldescription given of him and no reference of HellIn Miltons Paradise Lost Satan has been thrown into Hell for his pride the mostdeadly of the Seven Deadly Sins Satan wanted to be more powerful in Heaven Ofrebel Angels by whose aid aspiring To set himself in glory above his peers Hetrusted to have equaled the Most High Against the throne and monarch of God Raisedimpious war in Heaven and battle proud With vain attempt lines 38-44 Satans wishis to be powerful He tries to turn the others against God so he may rule over them inHell Here we may reign secure and in my choice To reign is worth ambition thoughin Hell Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven lines 165-167In contrast to the Book of Job Milton gives Satan a
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