Paradise Lost Book 2 Summary and Analysis

John Milton

Book 2 Summary and Analysis

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Sin: Satan’s daughter, born out of his head in Heaven

Death: born as the son of Satan and Sin’s incestuous relationship

Chaos: rules the region of confusion between Hell and Earth

Night: the consort of Chaos

As he is ready to begin the consultation, Satan sits on his exalted throne in Pandemonium, the capitol of Hell. Addressing his angels as “Powers, Dominions, and Deities,” Satan, in his vanity, is comparable to the monarchs of the Orient. He assures them that Heaven is not lost, and with a spirit of unity, they can return again to claim their “just inheritance.” He offers the alternatives of “open...

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