Pride Equals Penalty
Pride is a conceited superiority. It is a part of our mind that tells us we are better than, greater than, more important than, more deserving than and more qualified than anyone else. It is an arrogance that deceives us and tries to make us believe that we don't need God or others, we only need ourselves. Pride was the sin of Satan. He took upon the belief that he was better than God, and it was better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven. Because of Satan's actions and comments in the name of pride, he and all the other angles that followed his beliefs were sentenced to an eternity in Hell.
Satan was saturated with pride. This pride was shown through the actions that he made in the epic poem Paradise Lost. In this quote, it shows how Satan's pride lead to a war in Heaven.
"He (Satan) trusted to have equaled the Most High (God), if he opposed: and with ambitious aim against the throne and monarchy of God raised impious war in Heaven and battle proud with vain attempt." (ll.40-44) This quote describes the war that Satan caused because he believed that he was God's equal. Another action that Satan shows his ambitious pride is when he planned to launch a second attack in Heaven. These two instances show that Satan was overtaken by prid Satan's language was affected by his belief of being superior to God. In Paradise Lost, Satan declares that he is better than God. "And what I should be, all but less than He whom thunder hath made greater?" (ll.161-162) This shows that he was determined to be God's equal. Satan said that it was better for he and God to...