[Milton-L] Paradise Drawn (17)

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 09:05:36 EST 2010


>Why the arrow through the apple, Dario?  The word for sin in Greek, hamartia, has among its meanings "to miss the mark."

Dear Jameela

interesting! I didn't thought about that pun --- tho' I knew the
meaning of "hamartia".
The reference was rather to Friedrich Schiller's drama "Wilhelm Tell",
where the apple episode "marks" the passage from innocence to tragedy
I.E. true humanity.

D


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