Corny, not the Sublime: "Manfred" by Lord Byron

Dramatic Works of Lord Byron; Including Manfred, Cain, Doge of Venice, Sardanapalus, and the Two Foscari, Together with His Hebrew Melodies and Other - George Gordon Byron

(Original Review, 1981-02-10)

It has been a long time since I read “Manfred”, and much longer since “Paradise Lost”, so maybe I am wrong. But Milton's Satan was first and foremost, I think, rebellious. Satan's will was his own, NOT God's, he was so to speak his own man. He could not regain Paradise because wherever he went, Hell went. Satan in Paradise is Satan still in Hell, "myself am Hell".
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