[Milton-L] Struggling with a paper

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Feb 4 17:26:54 EST 2005



Jeffrey Austin wrote:
> 
> Sarah and others:
> 
>  [clip] As she has from the time
> of her creation when she looked past Adam, Eve is looking for more.
> She is like Satan in this way.  Satan is also an insatiable figure that
> cannot seem to accept his lot, not matter how glorious.  [clip]

Milton's spontaneous male supremacist assumptions, and the equally male
supremacist assumptions of so many of his 20th c. critics, keep coming
back to bite the poem in the ass by confirming again and again and again
Millicent Bell's infamous (:->) and endlessly refuted "The Fallacy of
the Fall in Paradise Lost," PMLA. 68 
(1953), 863-883.

Carrol



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