Milton followed up Paradise Lost with its sequel, Paradise Regained, published in 1671. It deals with the subject of the Temptation of Christ. Many consider Paradise Regained inferior to Paradise Lost, as it offers less complexity in characterisation and moral ambiguity. However, this is less a consequence of stylistic inadequacy than of narrative constraints, as the Temptation is less open to interpretive license than the Creation. Nevertheless, Milton takes plenty of poetic license in expanding the core story without changing the story.

Author: John Milton
Pages: 38

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