Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Book 1 Abstract
* The narrator invokes the Heavenly Muse to assist him in telling the story of the fall of man.
* Satan is cast out of Heaven for stirring up rebel angels to make war on God.
* Having lost the war, Satan is hurled down from Heaven and imprisoned. The prison is Hell
Book 2 Abstract
* Satan assures...
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