By John Milton
Summary of Paradise Lost
He becomes jealous of Adam and Eve when he sees them in the Garden of Eden. He overhears them speak of God's commandment that they should should not partake of the forbidden fruit. Uriel warns Gabriel and his angels of Satan's presence. Satan is then banished from Eden.
As a serpent, Satan returns to earth. He finds eve alone and tempts her to eat the fruit off of the forbidden tree. To follow Eve, Adam also eats the forbidden fruit. Their innocence is lost and they become aware of their nakedness. The son of God comes down to earth to judge the sinners, but delays their death. Sin and Death, then builds a highway to their new home, earth. Satan and his followers are turned to serpents as a punishment for their revenge against God. In sadness, Adam and Eve are sent away from the Garden of Paradise.
Beelzebub- Satan's second-in-command
Belial- one of the principal devils in Hell
Mammon- devil known in the Bible as the epitome of wealth
Mulciber- devil who builds Satan's palace in Hell
Moloch- irrational, muderous devil
Sin- Satan's daughter
Death- Satan's son by his daughter
Gabriel- one of the archangels of Heaven
Raphael- one of the archangels of Heaven
Uriel- an angel who guards earth
Abdiel- angel who considers joining Satan, but later returns to God
Michael- the chief of the archangels
Folk or Literary?
4 Elements of Poetry
Satan's divine intervention is his followers.Which are the rebellious angles that followed before Satan in his war against God, and follows Satan being banished from the heavens. They are also there with Satan to help seek his revenge on on God and try to distory humankind.
~ Adam's wreath- it represents his love for Eve and attraction to her. The dropping of the wreath symbolizes that his love and attraction for her is falling away.
~ The scales in the sky- symbolizes the fact that God and Satan are not truly on opposite sides of a struggle.