[Milton-L] death in Eden.
michael.bryson at csun.edu
Sun Nov 21 21:35:16 EST 2004
Another thing to note, perhaps, is that at PL 11.61, the
Father claims that he "provided death"--death may exist in
the "warped mind of Satan" (an old warhorse of an image in
Milton studies to be sure), but the Father seems to have no
difficulty regarding it and/or advertising it as his own
rather strange gift, as line 60 seems to suggest that it was
provided to relieve humankind of "eternize[d] woe."
>Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 18:43:53 -0800
>From: "Peter C. Herman" <herman2 at mail.sdsu.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Milton-L] death in Eden.
>To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-
l at lists.richmond.edu>
>At 04:29 PM 11/21/2004, you wrote:
>>There is no death in Eden yet. In Satan, yes because he
>>Therefore, he sees death where no death exists yet. Death
exists in the
>>warped mind of Satan [....]
>Is this exactly right? Satan does bump into Death (and Sin)
on his way out
>of hell. Arguably, death arose from Satan's mind: Sin
literally pops out of
>Satan's head, then they have sex, then Death is born, so in
a very weird
>way, Death is the idea of an idea. But Death certainly
exists outside of
>Satan's mind before he gets to Earth.
>Peter C. Herman
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