Paradise Lost by John Milton

Paradise Lost

John Milton

fiction classics poetry dark reflective slow-paced

412 pages | first published 1667

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Paradise Lost is one of the most epic, complex theological works to date. Milton's masterpiece in blank verse tells the story of the fall from grace. His protagonist is often read as Satan, who rebels against the omnipotent God, though he cannot w...
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Moods

challenging 74%
reflective 51%
dark 47%
adventurous 17%
emotional 17%
mysterious 13%
inspiring 11%
informative 10%
tense 10%
hopeful 8%
sad 8%
funny 1%

Pace

slow 73%
medium 23%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 30% | No: 23% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 40% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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