Loosely related: Was Paradise Lost the first major work of literature to give "sympathy for the devil"?

In Paradise Lost, Lucifer/Satan appears to have at least some heroic characteristics, such as courage and (apparent) dedication to his comrades. His tragic flaw, of course, is his arrogance, with him declaring at one point "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven."

With that said, is he actually a tragic hero of sorts?

  • I up-voted, but you may want to consider changing to how he was a tragic hero. I just worry that the interpretation of what a tragic hero is could lead to answers you weren't looking for. – Matrim Cauthon Mar 26 '18 at 22:57

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