Paradise Lost

What is Satan's reaction to punishment, as shown in lines 84-124?


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Satan is of course not very happy. After the war in Heaven, Satan has a few reactions though. Besides anger, he feels remorse and guilt for leaving God and failing his followers,

And hazard in the glorious enterprise,

Joined with me once, now mistery hath joined ... In equal ruin. (I.87-91)

Satan is also caught off guard. He is surprised at God's power to rebuke him in such strong fashion,

" much the stronger proved / He with his thunder: and till then who knew / The force of those dire arms?" (I.92-94).

Satan also vows to continue his war with God.