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With loss of Eden till one greater Man Restore us and regain the blissful seat Paradise Lost Book I In John Miltons Paradise Lost many Biblical characters are introduced as the main characters of the poem Their experience is the narrative of the early creation of Man by God as well as Satan leading up to his urging of the Fall of Man Miltons focus is on the inevitable banishment of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden Despite the flaws of the first man and woman in creation Milton makes Adam ultimately the hero of Paradise Lost because Adam experiences growth recognizes his and Eves sin against God and solidly maintains his love and revere of God Miltons Paradise Lost is played out within 12 books and the casting out of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden is the final resolution of the epic heroic verse In Book IX the fates of Adam Eve and Satan disguised as a serpent finally clash First Eve is seduced by Satan and she is ultimately to blame of the downfall of herself and Adam Book IX opens when Eve decides to work in the Garden separately from Adam and goes off alone Satan as a serpent finds her alone and watches her That space the Evil One abstracted stood From his own evil and for the time remained Stupidly good of enmity disarmed 464 The serpent then flatters Eve and she is impressed with the snakes ability to speak What may this mean Language of man pronounced By tongue of brute and human sense expressed Eve asks then continues How camst thou speakable of mute553 563 The serpent then tells Eve about the Tree of Knowledge from which he ate a fruit that allowed him to speak and he shows her Eve remembers that this is the very tree she must not eat from instructed by God and she tells the serpent this But
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