Book 9 opens with Milton's last conjuring; he says he should now change his "notes" (i.e., his lyric) to "awful." Milton says that his topic is more courageous than all the military stories of Homer, Virgil, and Spenser that have gone before him. The topics of those sonnets are "Not that which even-handedly gives courageous name/To individual or to lyric" (9.40-41).
The sun sets and dusks as Satan returns – "dauntless" and "twisted on man's obliteration" – to the greenery enclosure. He's been away for about seven days.
There's a waterway (the Tigris) that streams underground and demerges as a wellspring in Paradise; Satan utilizes this waterway to get once again into the patio nursery.
He chooses to turn into a snake to execute his structures against Adam and Eve.
Prior to that, however, he blasts out in grievance, saying the earth is extremely wonderful; "With what pleasure might I be able to have strolled thee round," he shouts.
For reasons unknown, however, that Satan truly can't appreciate it; the entire thing just makes him distraught. He's not planning to turned out to be cheerful on account of what he's doing; he simply needs to make others as hopeless as he may be.
He looks for the duration of the night for the snake. He discovers him (the snake), enters through his mouth, and holds up until sunrise.
As the sun rises, Adam and Eve approach. Eve recommends to Adam that they separate their work; frequently, when cooperating, they don't complete anything.
Adam reacts by saying work isn't such a major ordeal, that they can't rest and relax. In any case, if
Eve needs to escape for some time, that is OK with him since "Isolation now and again is the best society."
Adam is uneasy however; he reminds Eve that they've been cautioned about Satan and that they're in an ideal situation together.
Eve isn't obsessed with Adam's remark, so she says consequently that she's vexed that Adam has his questions about her. Adam reacts by saying that he doesn't question her capacity to oppose allurement; he just supposes it would be despicable for her to endure enticement alone. Eve reacts, saying that enticement in itself is anything but a terrible thing; it will just demonstrate how solid she and Adam are, and how abhorrent Satan is.
Adam answers with certain comments about the significance of preliminary and closes by revealing to Eve that he wouldn't like to make her work with him without wanting to. Eve says she'll back by early afternoon or something like that and that such a glad adversary as Satan is wouldn't set out endeavour to disturb the "more fragile" sex since that would make his discipline even more disgraceful.
Satan is sitting tight in the shrubs for Eve; he had been planning to locate her alone and lo and view his desire has worked out! Satan can't trust how dazzling Eve is; seeing her resembles being repressed in an appalling city and afterwards going out to the nation for some outside air. For a minute, Satan overlooks his abhor. At that point he waked up and educates himself not to overlook regarding the despise and vengeance that brought him here. He additionally makes some comment about how much simpler this will be with just Eve.
He moves towards Eve, aside from he moves in a sideways movement, as though he would not like to interfere with her. Goodness, and he's strolling upstanding, not slithering on his paunch.
He approaches here, and attempts to stand out enough to be noticed; she doesn't see since she's utilized to it, so he makes some bolder signals. He even licks the ground she strolls on!
Incidentally, the main letter of each line from 510-514 spells "Satan." That's called an acrostic.
Satan tends to Eve, advising her not to ponder. He discloses to her she's beautiful to the point that everyone ought to have the capacity to look on her, not simply Adam.
Eve is astounded ("not amazed"); she says she didn't figure creatures could talk and needs to know how he can talk. Satan reacts, again with blandishment, by saying he used to be as moronic as different creatures. Be that as it may, at that point he saw a tree whose natural product looked so great; he couldn't avoid, so he crawled up the storage compartment and took a few.
It was superb, he says, in light of the fact that then he could talk and think and reason.
Eve is astonished. She asks the Satan (camouflaged as a snake) which tree it was and to lead her to it, which he readily does. He's unmistakably misdirecting her; he's sort of like a delusion or flame during the evening that diverts meandering explorers and leads them adrift.
He drives Eve to the "Tree/Of restriction." Eve discloses to Satan that she's not permitted to eat from it and makes an adorable play on words too: it is "Unprofitable… however organic product be here to abundance," she says. Hehe.
Satan can barely handle it and acknowledges he should progressively convince. He begins moving around like some antiquated speaker in Greece or Rome. He reveals to Eve that the organic product won't execute her; simply take a gander at him! He ate from it, and he's fine! Plus, is there any valid reason why she shouldn't almost certainly eat a similar stuff as the brutes (i.e., the snake)?
Likewise, he says, God will respect her intensity in eating what will make her more brilliant, in spite of God's dangers of death! God wouldn't hurt Eve, he proceeds, since that wouldn't be simply. The main reason he's prohibited her to eat is on the grounds that he needs to "keep ye low and unmindful."
On the off chance that she eats the natural product, she'll become like the divine beings and have a much more clear vision of things, much the same as the snake. The main passing that will result is that she will put off her human instinct and expect a supernatural one, he asserts. So eat the organic product, he says to her. Eve is deceived by Satan; his words have "too simple passageway won" into her heart. It's close noon, and she's ravenous; that organic product looks so great, and she can't quit gazing at it. Eve tends to the natural product, saying it is very incredible (it enabled the snake to talk) and the way that it is prohibited makes it much increasingly alluring.
For what reason should humanity be denied learning, she inquires? It has done miracles for the snake so is there any valid reason why she shouldn't be permitted to have it as well? Was demise made just for humankind? She eats the natural product; or rather, she stuffs her face with it until she's full. Nature shivers as Eve eats demise. She tends to the organic product then as the most "valuable" everything being equal. She pledges to sing to it regular, and eat from it ordinarily until she develops insightful. Be that as it may, shouldn't something be said about Adam? Would it be advisable for her to let him know? In the event that he doesn't eat, and she bites the dust since she ate it, Adam will get another Eve. She chooses to let him know.
In the meantime, Adam has been weaving a little wreath for Eve's hair. Restless, he goes searching for her and in the end catches her close to the Tree of Knowledge. Eve keeps running up to him with a group of foods grown from the ground Adam that the tree isn't care for what they've been told. It has not caused demise but has rather opened her eyes. She needs Adam to eat a portion of the natural product as well. Adam is stunned; his blood turns frigid virus. He drops the pretty laurel he has made for her and afterwards addresses himself. He says, "How workmanship thou lost, how on an abrupt lost" (9.900). He can barely handle it; he's bound as well, he says, on the grounds that he can't remain to be without Eve, or to watch her endure.
He at that point discloses to Eve that she's completed an intense thing; nonetheless, obviously the natural product will make them become like divine beings. God won't execute his first-made animals, says Adam; in addition, he would need to unmake the world as well, which was made for and is reliant on Adam and Eve. Adam cherishes Eve to an extreme, and he will run down with her. Eve says everything she's pondered Adam has been affirmed. She urges him to eat with comparable language that Satan utilized with her: "Adam, unreservedly taste." With that, Eve offers Adam a solid part of the natural product; he eats it, and the earth moans once more. Thunder is heard, and some downpour drops fall.
The two of them feel like divine beings, and experience desire out of the blue ("in desire they consume"). Adam gives Eve a look, she returns it, and after that Adam says "now given us a chance to play." They engage in sexual relations for some time in some brush, nod off, and after ward wake up "as from distress." The natural product is terrible, very nearly a medication, and they're presently awakening with a headache. They currently acknowledge they are stripped, and Adam discloses to Eve that the snake lied and that they have lost their blamelessness. He proposes that they discover something to conceal their reproductive organs; they pick some fig leaves. They at that point take a seat and cry while different interests like displeasure and detest tear up their inner parts.
Adam discloses to Eve that in the event that she had just remained at home that morning this wouldn't have occurred; Eve reacts by saying it could simply have happened in light of the fact that the snake was so convincing. They spend the remainder of the day charging/accusing one another.