Book 12 of “Paradise Lost” by John Milton concludes the epic poem, describing the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and the future of humanity. Here is a brief summary of the book: Paradise Lost Book 12 by John Milton Summary
The book begins with Adam expressing his sorrow and repentance for his sin, and God showing him a vision of the future of humanity. God tells Adam that his descendants will have to struggle to survive, but that they will ultimately triumph over evil and achieve salvation.
God then sends an angel to lead Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. The angel tells them that they must work hard to survive in the outside world, but that they can still find happiness and fulfillment.
As Adam and Eve leave the Garden, they are comforted by the sight of the cherubim guarding the entrance. They then begin their journey into the outside world, with Eve clinging to Adam for support.
The book ends with the narrator reflecting on the power of the human will to overcome adversity and to achieve great things. The narrator urges the reader to follow the example of Adam and Eve, and to strive for goodness and righteousness in all things.
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