[Milton-L] Milton Judges in SA

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 15:47:18 EST 2008


Why the word "as," Paul?  Why didn't Milton just say, "head inclined
in prayer?"  If this were an entirely original story, rather than a
story drawing from Biblical source material, would you be so sure the
main character was praying?

Jim R

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Paul Miller <pm9 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Carrol
>
>  Your statement that Milton chose_ to present it ambiguously is a naked
>  assertion and once he chose to present the scene through a witness he really
>  has limited ways of telling the story. I see no ambiguity
>  and the fact that a few readers might perceive ambiguity does not prove
>  authorial intention. However I think your argument was greatly strengthened
>  by putting DELIBERATE all in capitals, almost won me over. :)
>
>
>  Paul Miller
>


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