The storyteller interposes, saying he wishes it had been workable for humankind to have been cautioned of Satan's arrangements, so they could have abstained from surrendering to allurement.
Satan is furious about losing the fight in Heaven, and he intends to take his resentment out on humankind. He can never truly escape from Hell, in light of the fact that the genuine Hell is inside him. He tends to the sun. He reveals to him he detests his bars since they help him to remember what he used to be. Be that as it may, he was at that point so near the top, he couldn't avoid attempting to go the whole distance, endeavouring to crush God. He would not like to stay in a condition of "subjection" to God, he says. Satan is truly disturbed. His gloom is just deteriorating: "Which way I fly is Hell; my self am Hell" (4.75).
Satan says God will never pardon him since he realizes that on the off chance that he (Satan) were permitted to reappear Heaven, he would in the end endeavour to topple God again. There will never be harmony. Satan in this way settle on wickedness since he has no expectation or dread: "Malicious be thou my Good," he says. He and God will govern a "Separated Empire."
Satan is angry to the point that his face changes hues: "every energy diminished his face/Thrice changed with pale, rage, jealousy and depression" (4.114-5). Uriel sees this from his situation in the sun. Satan approaches the edge of Paradise, which is at the highest point of a lofty, congested slope. The sides of the slope are secured with shrubs and trees. The mass of Paradise stands tall at the top.
Over the divider can be seen an "orbiting column/Of the goodliest trees loaded with most attractive Fruit." Pleasant air, "storms," and "fragrances" radiate from Paradise. Satan can't climb the slope; it's so thick and lush. The main door is on the opposite side (the eastern side); he chooses to simply hop clear over it, similar to a wolf or a hoodlum. He arrives at the highest point of the Tree of Life to watch Eden; it is "A Heaven on Earth." Right alongside the Tree of Life is the Tree of Knowledge, which caused humankind's "passing." Heaven is as wonderful as one would, might suspect; dazzling gardens, sheep touching in harmony, each succulent kind of organic product, each sort of bloom, ambrosial scents, and so forth.; even the roses are "without thistle."
Satan sees all the "amuse" of Paradise "undelighted," and afterwards sees "Two of far nobler shape erect and tall." One is male, the other female; they appear (to Satan) to some degree unequal. "For thought he and valour shaped, /For delicateness she and sweet alluring effortlessness." He looks solid, and she looks delicate and sweet. They're both stripped; the lady has long hair down to her abdomen; Adam's hair just goes to his shoulders. She's plainly subservient to him, however it's not slave-like. She yields with the most extreme love.
They are "the loveliest pair/That as far back as in adoration's grips met" (4.321-322). They've recently completed the process of cultivating and are taking a seat to a feast of nectarines. Every one of the creatures play close them; we do mean all! Milton makes reference to lions and elephants.
Satan sees this and shouts, "Gracious Hell." He says much to their dismay what's coming up for him. Before long, he'll drag them (so he considers) to Hell. He hops down from the tree among the creatures and changes his shape into a lion, at that point a tiger. His ears liven up as he hears Adam address Eve. Adam says God must be interminably great; he gave them Paradise, has definitely no requirement for anything they can give, and has just given them one simple guideline: don't eat from the Tree of Knowledge.
Eve answers, saying basically "no doubt about it." She recollects when she was conceived. She clarifies how she meandered over to a lake and was alarmed by her very own appearance in the water. A voice drove her to Adam. She endeavoured to get some distance from Adam since he was "less faire" and "less pleasantly gentle" than her own appearance in the water. Adam got back to her, revealing to her that she was made from his side and that he guarantees her as his "other half."
Satan sees this and is sickened; he considers it a "Sight derisive, locate tormenting." They get the chance to have a heaven and one another, and he's stuck in Hell. Ugh!
He says he can't comprehend for what reason they're not permitted to have information. He will "energize" their longing to know, and deceive them into ignoring God's one direction.
Meanwhile, he intends to discover more data, and goes looking for different heavenly attendants that may hang out in Eden. The sun is setting in the west. The light looks off the eastern entryway of Paradise, which rises to the mists and Heaven. Gabriel, a holy messenger, sits at the top and looks out for Paradise. Uriel comes to Gabriel on a sunbeam, much the same as a falling star. He discloses to Gabriel that a bizarre person came requesting data before. He later remembered him as "one of the exiled group."
Gabriel says on the off chance that somebody stuck into Eden, he'll discover before dawn it's identity. Uriel withdraws as sunsets. A wonderful portrayal of sundown and night results. Adam says to Eve that it's the ideal opportunity for bed; God has appointed times of work and rest, all things considered. He informs her concerning a portion of their arduous cultivating ventures for the following day. Eve says she complies with whatever Adam says in light of the fact that "so God appoints." She truly cherishes Adam, to such an extent that she wouldn't care for any of it on the off chance that he weren't there to impart it to her.
Adam reacts, disclosing to Eve concerning why the stars and sky sparkle. He likewise discusses different "divine voices" that he has found out about night, singing the gestures of recognition of God. Adam and Eve enter their "nook," a beautiful "hold up" with a wide range of blossoms on the dividers and floor. As they approach, they admire the sky and recognition God and his manifestations. They enter their home, and have intercourse: "nor Eve the Rites/Mysterious of marital love cannot" (4.743-744). This is Paradise, and God said be productive and duplicate. Plus, this is the most perfect love possible.
While they rest, Gabriel tells his second in direction, Uzziel, to take a squadron and check the south of Eden. He (Gabriel) will check the north with another gathering. He arranges Ithuriel and Zephon, two different heavenly attendants, to scan for the radical holy messenger in Eden. They discover him camouflaged as a frog, murmuring noxious considerations into Eve's ear. Ithuriel contacts him with his lance, and he at that point swings back to his typical shape. They ask Satan which rebel blessed messenger he is. He reacts by saying, "Don't you folks know my identity? In the event that you don't, you should be actually low on the chain of command since exceedingly significant blessed messengers know me."
Zephon reacts by saying he appears to be unique than when he was in Heaven. He currently resembles his new home, Hell. He says Satan must response to Gabriel. After some more chat, they lead Satan to where Gabriel and his squadrons are pausing. Gabriel perceives Satan as the pioneer of the fallen heavenly attendants and advises his warriors to be prepared for a battle.
Gabriel asks Satan for what valid reason he's left his jail in Hell. Satan answers that he used to think Gabriel was savvy yet not after this inquiry. Who wouldn't attempt to leave the melancholy of Hell for something better?
Gabriel snidely reacts, saying what a disgrace that Heaven lost such an extraordinary judge of shrewdness as Satan. He asks him for what good reason Satan came alone; doubtlessly on the off chance that he told his blessed messengers he was searching for something better they would have pursued. Satan reacts, saying he's not scared of torment. What might Gabriel think about a pioneer's obligation to acknowledge hardship for his supporters? He has overcome the risks of investigation
Gabriel considers Satan a liar. First he (Satan) said he was searching for joy and now he gives this line about being a covert agent or the like? What's more, he calls himself loyal? What a joke, says Gabriel, as he advises Satan to return to Hell. Satan says Gabriel can say that once he's affixed him. They gaze at one another in insubordination. A fight appears to be going to occur until God drops a couple of scales from Heaven. The scales gauge the options of separating or battling; separating wins out – i.e., Satan better leave, or he'll be gravely beaten on the grounds that he's dwarfed.
Gabriel advises Satan to investigate the scales; Satan does, understands there's no point, and takes off.