Kimberley Johnson creates an article about the angel, Raphael, which was to send a message to Adam and Eve, warning about the temptation of Satan during the war between God and Satan. Raphael failed to have the human race receive the message for Raphael stopped one of Satan’s demons and the war between God and Satan continues which is refers to the War of Heaven. Johnson implies that, “The sweeping war epic Raphael tells in Book 6 stands in direct opposition to Michael’s counsel not to imagine the battle between good and evil as a duel, and it also contradicts the narrative priorities that Milton himself lays out at the beginning of Book 9” (Johnson 213). This passage in Johnson’s article explains that Milton intentions of creating the epic poem were the war between good and evil, God and Satan. “Which returns us to Empson’s complaint about Raphael’s responsibility for the Fall. Beyond his description of the hierarchies that digestion may advantage, the archangel’s account of the War in Heaven both fails to prepare Adam and Eve for the misrepresentations and subtle persuasions that stock Satan’s treacherous arsenal, and promotes a system of classification in which difference indicates hierarchy and the relative value of two items is determined by relative displays of power.” (Johnson 215).
Johnson illustrates Raphael failure of warning Adam and Eve, and made them unprepared for Satan to release his treachery by using the temptation of power. Raphael is fully responsibility of the Fall of mankind. Johnson continues by stating, “Raphael’s dramatic, even spectacular, rendering of the War in Heaven, which comprises nearly the entirety of Book 6, has provoked, for good or ill, a line of readers stretching back to Sir Isaa…
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