Beelzebub

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Louie Saenz
5/4/12
Dr. Gormley
Determined Demon
Every book has its interesting characters, in Paradise Lost I found Beelzebub to be that character. He is the chief of the devils. Beelzebub is Satan’s right hand man, they think alike and live for the same reason. Beelzebub is also a very convincing devil. He is a wise Devil that suggests destroying Gods newest creation and his idea is instantly loved.

Milton does a great job describing the argument in the parliament in hell. There are many fallen angels sitting wondering what they could do to better their lives. Beelzebub is a great lieutenant to Satan because he supports everything that Satan asks for. Even though Beelzebub does not always agree with Satan he stays loyal to him. A great example is when Beelzebub admits that God is, in fact, the “almighty” because “no less/ than such could have o’erpow’rd such force as ours” (I. 144-45) This simply shows that Beelzebub is not only realistic but will speak his mind toward Satan. Though Satan sees God as irrational, angry tyrant, Beelzebub is willing to recognize God as the almighty, who has won a battle and can do with them as god pleases. "But what if he our Conqueror....
Have left us this our spirit and strength entire
Strongly to suffer and support our pains,
That we may so suffice his vengeful ire,
Or do him mightier service as his thralls
By right of War, whate'er his business be
Here in the heart of Hell to work in Fire,
Or do his Errands in the gloomy Deep.." (I. 143-52) This explores an interesting psychological dimension not mentioned by Satan. Beelzebub basic point will be that God might have indeed left them with powers seemingly intact not because of carelessness, but precisely to increase their torment. Beelzebub had a unique way of thinking and that is one reason he is such an interesting character. As ideas are being thrown around in the parliament in hell, Beelzebub finally suggests that God has created a new being called man. He believes...
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