Paradise Lost Additional Characters

John Milton


Adam is the first created human being and the true "hero" of Paradise Lost. The reader's first view of Adam is,...

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Beelzebub is the chief of the devils, Satan's "second-in-command." He is the first devil to awaken from his stupor on the fiery lake and is...

(The entire section is 210 words.)


Eve, the mother of humankind, is presented as an ambiguous character. On the one hand, she is, like Adam, created in the image of God, noble,...

(The entire section is 544 words.)


Satan, whose name means "enemy" or "adversary" in Hebrew, is the first character to whom the reader is introduced, and the most complex. The...

(The entire section is 416 words.)

Other Characters

Abdiel is a seraph who, though originally one of Lucifer's legions in Heaven, remains faithful to God. He...

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