Paradise Lost Book 4 Summary and Analysis

John Milton

Book 4 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Adam: first man created by God; forbidden to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in Paradise

Eve: first woman created by God out of Adam’s rib; tempted by the Serpent to eat the forbidden fruit

Gabriel: an angel guarding the gate of Paradise

Uzziel: an angel, who is next to Gabriel in power, guarding Paradise

Ithuriel: an angel appointed by Gabriel to search for Satan in ¬Paradise

Zephon: an angel who helps Ithuriel find Satan and bring him to Gabriel for questioning

Summary
Satan has reached the top of Mount Niphates which overlooks Eden. As he anticipates his “bold enterprise” against God...

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