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Body Narrative of the Image of Satan in Paradise Lost

DOI: 10.4236/als.2015.32005, PP. 31-35

Keywords: Satan, Body Narrative, Hierarchical Nature of Universe

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Paradise Lost is most widely admired and intensively studied in English literature. Very few of the critics have noticed the body narrative of Satan, the complex and subtle image in Paradise Lost. The gradual degradation of Satan’s body is closely linked with his disobedience of hierarchical nature of the universe and his downward moral path. Satan, with heroic qualities, is destined to be punished both in body and in spirit.


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