Paradise Lost - Book 9 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 87 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Paradise Lost.
This section contains 1,017 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Paradise Lost Study Guide

Book 9 Summary

The poet warns the reader that the story is now to become a tragedy. While sleeping, he has been inspired by the goddess. His skills are not great, but she gives him the abilities that he needs.

Satan has been traveling around the world, as he flees from the angels. On the eighth day, he finds a way to sneak back into Eden, hiding in the rising mist of the Tigris. Having considered every creature, Satan chooses the serpent as best suited to his purpose.

Satan is envious of man, and thinks that Eden is much like Heaven, if not better. Unfortunately, pleasures only cause Satan more torment, and he has not come to live in Eden. He plans to destroy in one day what took the Almighty six nights and days to create. This will be his revenge against God for replacing the fallen angels with...

(read more from the Book 9 Summary)

This section contains 1,017 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Paradise Lost Study Guide
Copyrights
Epics for Students
Paradise Lost from Epics for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.