Analysis the Speeches of Satan in Paradise Lost book 1

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      The speeches of Satan create on the mind of the readers, the impression of his greatness and heroic nobility. In the Paradise Lost Book 1 there are found five grand speeches delivered by Satan. His first speech goes thus:

      "What though the field be lost? All is not lost, the unconquerable will ....... tyranny of heaven"

The speeches of Satan create on the mind of the readers, the impression of his greatness and heroic nobility. In the Paradise Lost Book 1 there are found five grand speeches delivered by Satan.
Satan in Paradise Lost

      This is one of the most famous speeches by Satan. Satan here boldly displays his undying hatred  for their soul enemy and his courage is revealed to never submit or surrender. In this first speech Satan announced they have not lost everything. His second speech:

      "Fallen Cherub to be weak is miserable, Doing or suffering but of this be sure. To do ought good never will be our task.."

      Satan here addressing to Beelzebub calling him 'fallen cherub' tells that to have a feeling of weakness means feeling miserable. Whether they serve God's purpose or not that it is sure to do any good service to lord will never be their task. In his third speech:

      "A mind not to be changed by time or place. The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven ........ better reign in hell then serve in heaven."

      These speeches of Satan are considered as some of the most profound speeches made by him. The mind is its own place and only once mind has the capacity to make a heaven of hell and hell of heaven. In his fourth speech:

      "To adore the Conqueror who now ..... beholds awake, arise or be forever fallen."

      According to Satan to adore The Almighty shall never be their chief in. The lord may see them rolling inside the fiery lake. But Satan bodily announces that will never miss the opportunity to come back from Hell. In his final speech:

      "O powers.
Matchless but with the almighty and that strife. As this place testifies, and this dire change, hateful to utter."

      This speech by Satan is also the most encouraging speech delivered by him to his comrades. The battle with God according to Satan did not degraded them. Though the outcome of the battle is disasters as his approved by the horrible place where they found themselves.

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