Paradise Lost Book 6 Summary and Analysis

John Milton

Book 6 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Michael: leads God’s angels in battle in the war in Heaven

Zophiel: one of Michael’s angels who warns them of the approaching foe, Satan and his legions of angels

Nisroch: one of Satan’s angels who becomes discouraged with the war

Summary
Raphael continues his account of Satan’s rebellion and the subsequent war in Heaven. Abdiel has flown all night long after leaving Satan and his legions of angels in the North. He arrives in the morning, expecting to warn God’s loyal angels of Satan’s impending uprising but, to his surprise, finds them in preparation for war. They welcome his return and lead him to the “sacred hill”...

(The entire section is 2780 words.)