♥ ♥ ♥


Milton was a Puritan and had never intended for his depiction of Satan to be a sympathetic one. However, in portraying Satan as a victim of his own pride who rebelled against God, he humanized him and also allowed him to be interpreted as a rebel against tyranny.


I’ve liberation through modesty of thine own flesh; not as counter to feelings of shame or fear, but rather built on an everlasting foundation of self-security.