PARADISE LOST - Quick overview of Book 9

Lines 1 - 47
MILTON'S INVOCATION: tells us book describe Fall of Mankind + Milton's methods of composition + Milton's reasons for writing
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Lines 48 - 49
SATAN SEARCHES OUT WAY INTO EDEN: narrative and symbolism tell us about Satan's character and methods.
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☾Lines 99 - 191☽
SATAN'S FIRST SOLILOQUY AND ENTRY TO SERPENT: speech gives considerable insight into Satan's convoluted logic, lies and self-contradictions + convey loneliness which evoke pity
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Lines 192 - 250
EVE WANT DIVIDE LABOURS, ADAM OBJECTS: only conversation between Adam and Eve when both unfallen + crucial in seeing how Adam persuaded by Eve
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☾Lines 251 - 384☽
ADAM AND EVE DISCUSS DANGERS OF WORKING SEPARATE: discussion now mentions Satan's presence in garden + semi-political sins of faithlessness and disobedience.
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☾Lines 385 - 433☽
EVE ALONE BEFORE SATAN: passionate eulogy on Eve comparing her to classical goddesses + nymphs + then addressing her directly + lamenting her tragedy
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☾Lines 434 - 493☽
SATAN GAZES ON EVE: paradoxical word-play expresses self-contradiction of Satan as he admires Eve but gloats over vulnerability to his destruction
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Lines 494 - 548
SATAN APPROACH + ADDRESS EVE: implications of Satan creating maze + 'seduction' words to suggest sexual temptation
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☾Lines 549 - 631☽
EVE 1st DIALOGUE WITH SATAN: Satan continue to flatter Eve as the best creature (she reject) + lay foundation for suggestion she be even better if eat fruit
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Lines 631 - 678
SATAN LEAD EVE TO TREE + PREP TO TEMPT: closer we get to temptation itself, images of delusive complexity increase + more intricate maze
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☾Lines 679 - 732☽
SATAN TEMPTATION SPEECH: Satan undermines Eve's reason (which Adam told her not to trust) through 'wandering mazes' of logic in spite of contradiction (eg. respect for God then Atheism)
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☾Lines 733 - 779☽
EVE TEMPTS HERSELF: Eve proves wisdom of Adam's warning that reason might be misled by 'fair appearing good' (354) as she accepts Satan's 'seeming... truth' (738)
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☾Lines 780 - 838☽
EVE FALL + DECISION TO SHARE FRUIT: first turning point. 'delight' 'greedily' show Eve in new light + her speech more excited + emotional in tone + more like Satan in arguments + attitude to God ('great Forbidder' - 815)
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☾Lines 838 - 916☽
ADAM MEET EVE AND DECIDE TO DIE: Milton uses theatre lang to highlight Eve lies + Adam unspoken thoughts revealed
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☾Lines 917 - 989☽
ADAM AND EVE TEMPT EACH OTHER: question bout Adam deceived by Satan/Eve/himself or does it knowing it sin to preserve bond with Eve
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☾Lines 990 - 1016☽
THE FALL AND IMMEDIATE EFFECTS: intensifies tragic effect of Eve's fall as Adam seals fate. Adam + Eve appear drunk + world become bleak
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☾Lines 1017 - 1066☽
FALLEN SEXUALITY: eating fruit robbed pair of God-given integrity which enabled reason to rule passions
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Lines 1067 - 1118
ADAM AND EVE COVER NAKEDNESS: Adam show intelligent grasp by almost repeating narrator words of 1)newfound knowledge 2)lust and 3)loss of fallen virtues. Blames entire sit on Eve (name intertwined w/ evil)
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Lines 1119 - 1189
PASSION AND RECRIMINATION: final scene highlighting painful effects of loss of integrity when A + E allowed passions +appetite to dictate reason and their reason to subvert their obedience to God. sea of 'high passions' (1123) of anger, hate + blame
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What are Satan's 10 arguments that play into Eve's vulnerabilities and make her eat the fruit?
1) Says the fruit of the tree will not bring death, only knowledge and that he stands as proof of that
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2) Says why would God shut out the gift to man if the beasts can enjoy it?
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3) Says knowledge is a good thing and leads to a happier life
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4) Says it is easier to shun Evil if you know what it is (suggesting that Eve is tempted NOT through her vanity, but through her want to be virtuous?) He is also playing into her ignorance however?
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5) Says that God isn't just if he seeks to harm his creation (interesting as he does harm his creations?)
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6) Says God is using the fruit to keep Adam and Eve "low and ignorant" so that they worship God (in a way saying that man is only one position down from God - he is trying to place his desires into Eve! This was his desire!)
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7) Says that if they eat the fruit then they will see and become Gods (he uses himself as an example as he can talk and reason like humans so surely they can do the same like God) The sin comes from confusing the Great Chain of Being and the desire
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8) Says they won't die because the death mentioned is that of human death but they will be of God form
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9) Wisdom is considered a good thing and so is knowledge so why not eat of the fruit? Eve knows of her ignorance and he twists this logic as he uses her ignorance both ways (to convince her she needs it and to trick her)
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10) Satan suggests God is envious of the knowledge they are to gain?
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SATAN SEARCHES OUT WAY INTO EDEN: narrative and symbolism tell us about Satan's character and methods.

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Lines 48 - 49

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SATAN'S FIRST SOLILOQUY AND ENTRY TO SERPENT: speech gives considerable insight into Satan's convoluted logic, lies and self-contradictions + convey loneliness which evoke pity

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Card 4

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EVE WANT DIVIDE LABOURS, ADAM OBJECTS: only conversation between Adam and Eve when both unfallen + crucial in seeing how Adam persuaded by Eve

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Card 5

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ADAM AND EVE DISCUSS DANGERS OF WORKING SEPARATE: discussion now mentions Satan's presence in garden + semi-political sins of faithlessness and disobedience.

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