[Milton-L] John Brown and Samson

Arnold, Margaret mjarnold at ku.edu
Mon Sep 25 01:07:29 EDT 2006

Hello!  I am in the middle of Marylynne Robinson's Giliad, and her narrator several times refers to his violently visionary  grandpa who fought with John Brown in Kanas as a "Nazarite."  Now I am curious.  Does anyone know of other writers who have alluded to Samson, especially Milton's, to portray men like John Brown who were violent in principle against a system they considered a great evel?
Your suggestions will be appreciated.
Margaret Arnold,
Professor Emerita,
U of Kansas
mjarnold at ku.edu

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