[Milton-L] Satan

James Rovira jrovira at drew.edu
Wed Feb 16 15:57:28 EST 2005

Thanks for the reply, Matthew.  Why was it necessary to mitigate the 
sinful actions of Adam and Eve, though?  The effect is there, yes -- 
Adam and Eve don't appear to be nearly as immoral as Satan -- but why is 
this necessary?    

Jim Rovira

Matthew Stallard wrote:

>     I tend to read the generous development of Satan's character 
> taking place early in the epic diegesis as a means for Milton to 
> mitigate the sinful/"missing the mark" actions of Adam and Eve. 

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