Paradise Lost - Book 4 Summary & Analysis

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Satan comes down from the sky, but is troubled by misery and doubts. He cannot escape from Hell, because Hell is always a part of him and is with him wherever he goes. The sight of Eden reminds him of what once was.

Sighing, Satan speaks of his hatred of the sun, because it reminds him of what he has lost through his pride and ambition. He wonders if God's good became evil in him, and thinks that had he not been so high, he would not have fallen. He wonders if there is no chance for repentance or pardon left for him. However, there can be no reconciliation. At last, Satan reaffirms his commitments to evil.

As Satan speaks, his face contorts with evil. Uriel watches him from a distance and seeing the change, recognizes it as a sign of an evil spirit. Satan, thinking himself unseen, continues on...

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