Son of the Morning

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Eric Bowden

In my Intellectual Traditions class we just finished reading Dante's Inferno and for a paper we had to design Hell--assigning celebrities, historical figures and, well, whoever really, to their respective depths. I had enormous fun writing it, altough it may seem (in retrospect) to be a little too ... mmm, flowery?-(speech-wise) for Hell that is. Anyway, this is my concept of Satan, Lucifer, the Son of the Morning. I think the caricatures of Satan (you know, the ones with horns, hoofs and pitchfork) don't do him justice. I mean we're talking about one soul who led away 1/3 of the hosts of heaven -- you'd think he'd have a more powerful air about him. I think the unchained manacles are a nice touch too--anticipating his being bound in the Millenium. (Yes, there are only three wings.) The prime thought that influenced my design was from Shakespear's MacBeth -- 'Angels are bright though the brightest fell. Though all things foul would wear the brows of Grace Yet Grace must still look so.' I never intended to draw the face because I don't think I could do it justice. I mean I find it hard to draw faces as it is, but trying to capture the look of anger, malice and fury all within a stoic expression, yikes! I may post my paper up, but it depends on my grade. ^_^'

Published More than a year ago

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