Paradise Lost (9)
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Paradise Lost (9)
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Paradise Lost (9)
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Paradise Lost (9)
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Paradise Lost (9)

Publication Date: September 8, 2011

Chapter: English Literature in the Early Seventeenth Century

The action cuts back to Satan as he continues his quest, emerging from the realm of Chaos and into what is more or less our own solar system. First he finds the Paradise of Fools, later to become Limbo. Shortly thereafter, he finds the Stairway to Heaven, which I'm almost afraid to type considering how ridiculously lawsuit-happy Led Zeppelin is. According to the text, this literally is a stairway to Heaven, just sort of floating out there in space behind a huge gate.

Satan then drifts over to the Sun, where he meets Uriel, the angel theoretically guarding Earth. That said, I'm not sure if "standing around on the surface of the Sun" is really the sweetest gig God had to offer. I'm actually pretty sure that would be worse than Hell. Anyway, in order to trick Uriel into guiding him to the new paradise, Satan changes his form into that of a cherub. Since I didn't feel like drawing a cherub (they look goofy and it probably would've bore a striking resemblance to my version of Cupid), I had Satan disguise himself as a female angel. I'm fairly certain this would work just as well in pulling the wool over Uriel's eyes.

It also introduces the moderately disturbing concept of She-Satan.

Author: John Milton • Year: 1667 • Info: Wikipedia

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