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Paradise Lost | Study Guide

John Milton

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Kristen Over, Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, explains the main characters in John Milton's book Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost | Characters

Character Description
Satan Satan is the ruler of Hell, who wages a war against God and Heaven. Read More
God God is the ruler of Heaven and the universe, all-seeing and all-knowing. Read More
The Son The Son may be equal to God; while God is considered spirit, the Son takes form to carry out God's plans. Read More
Adam Adam is the first human created by God. Read More
Eve Eve, the first woman, is born from Adam's rib. Read More
Abdiel Abdiel is a rebel angel who returns to God to repent.
Beelzebub Beelzebub is second-in-command of Satan's army.
Belial Belial is a devil on Satan's council in Hell who advocates for doing nothing.
Chaos Chaos is the personified material out of which God created the universe.
Death Death is the son of Sin and Satan.
Gabriel Gabriel is second-in-command of God's army and the guardian of the staircase to Heaven from Earth.
Mammon Mammon is a devil on Satan's council in Hell who advocates for finding riches.
Michael Michael is the highest-ranking archangel in Heaven and commander of God's army.
Moloch Moloch is a devil on Satan's council in Hell who advocates for a violent war.
Mulciber Mulciber is the devil architect of Pandemonium, the capital of Hell.
Night Night is Chaos's companion.
Raphael Raphael is an angel sent by God to warn Adam and Eve about the temptation they will face from Satan.
Sin Satan's daughter, Sin, is half-serpent and the guardian of the Gates of Hell.
Uriel Uriel is an angel who is tricked by a disguised Satan.
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