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“Et nox facta est”In the short story, “Et nox facta est” by Victor Hugo, there are many different ways in which to tell that it is obviously a part of Romanticism. The fall of Satan from heaven is something that the world does not know a lot about, but the picture that is often painted for us is that Satan is this really awful and sinister being who wants nothing more than to do evil and wrong in the universe. However, Victor Hugo made him sympathetic and relatable. Being a Christian, I had a tough time with this because I felt what Hugo wanted me to feel but I also felt guilty for feeling sorry for the devil. Emphasizing the individual feelings is one epically major part of Romanticism. The first emotions that the reader is introduced to are anger and spite. Hugo says, “Satan laughed and spat toward the thunder. Filled by the visionary shadow, the immensity shivered,” Satan is filled with such an anger toward God that at this point, does not care that he has been cast out of the heavens. He just wants to curse God for doing this to him because he doesn’t yet see where he went wrong. Later in the story it says, “‘So,’ cried Satan, ‘so be it! Still I can see! He shall have the blue sky, the black sky is mine. Does he think I will come weeping to his door?