Paradise Lost - Book 10 Summary & Analysis

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Book 10 Summary

Heaven already knows about what transpired in Eden, because God is all-knowing. God did not hinder Satan, because man was given free-will and should have obeyed God's commands. The angels who were left to guard Paradise return to Heaven. God absolves them of any blame, since Satan's entry into Paradise was foretold and could not have been prevented. Man has fallen and must be judged. To this end, God will send the Son, who will be both judge and Redeemer.

The Son of God agrees to go, but says that He will temper justice with mercy. He has agreed to redeem man by sharing his fate, so whatever is judged He must also suffer. Satan has already been judged and condemned. The Son of God descends to Eden and calls to Adam. Adam hides himself at first, and then approaches with Eve, clearly filled with guilt, anger...

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