Paradise Lost Book 5 Summary and Analysis

John Milton

Book 5 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Raphael: God’s angel; sent to Adam and Eve to warn them of the sin of disobedience to God

Abdiel: the only follower of Satan who remains faithful to God in the war in Heaven

Summary
In the morning, Adam awakes to the sound of birds singing in the trees. He has slept well but is alarmed at the sight of Eve’s disheveled look. Rousing her from a night of fitful sleep, Adam learns that she has had a disturbing dream. Someone, whose voice sounded like Adam’s, had spoken into her ear, she says, asking her to join him during the moonlit hours to enjoy the cool and silent beauty of the night. She rose at Adam’s call but did not see him. Searching...

(The entire section is 2675 words.)