[Milton-L] Prelapsarian hair dressing

Feisal Mohamed f.mohamed00 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 13:29:49 EDT 2010


Stephen Dobranski has a fine article on hair in the most recent PMLA:
'Clustering and Curling Locks: The Matter of Hair in PL,' PMLA 125
(2010): 337-53.

A couple of the article's claims might be relevant: 1) that hair might
be the most 'spiritous' and pure part of Adam's and Eve's bodies; and
2) hair was often perceived in the period to be alive.

If those claims do in fact reflect Milton's view in PL, then perhaps
prelapsarian hair would not grow.  It would retain the just measure
consonant with Adam and Eve's physical and spiritual impeccability.
Perhaps.

Best,
Feisal


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