At a glance:
- Author: John Milton
- First Published: 1667
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Epic
- Time of Work: Creation of the world
- Setting: Heaven, Hell, and Earth
- Genres: Poetry, Epic, Narrative poetry
- Subjects: Creation myth, Sin or Original sin, Religion, Antiheroes, God, Christianity, Good and evil, Hell, Bible, biblical imagery, or biblical symbolism, Jesus Christ, Devils or demons, Earth, Theology, Demonology, Heaven, Satan or Satanism, Angels
- Locales: Hell, Earth, Heaven, Eden
Adam, the first man and representative of humankind. Although gifted with reason and restraint, he allows an excessively passionate tenderness for Eve to blind him. Forewarned by the Archangel Raphael of danger from Satan, he nevertheless yields to Eve’s entreaty that she alone be trusted. When he learns that she has fallen, he chooses to join her rather than turn from her. His first reaction after his own fall is to rebuke and blame her for his own sin. After falling into almost suicidal despair, he repents. When the Archangel Michael...
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