[Milton-L] Edenic geography

Christopher Baker bakerchr at mail.armstrong.edu
Mon Nov 22 14:08:32 EST 2004


  At the end of Bk. 12, Adam and Eve are ushered "to th' Eastern Gate" 
and "down the Cliff as fast / To the subjected Plain."  They then look 
back and behold "all the Eastern side of Paradise."  It now seems as 
though they have exited Eden, but have they? In the final line, they are 
still taking their "solitary way" "Through Eden."  At what point in the 
poem do they actually leave Paradise?  
Thanks,
Chris Baker



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