[Milton-L] Re: "tasteless" Milton (response)
Horace Jeffery Hodges
jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 17 02:08:40 EST 2010
Nairba Sirrah wrote:
Milton basically changed all of God's reasons for doing everything, and made an
epic mockery out of every divine and human decision.
Essentially saying "if god forsees the future, then there was no chance that Eve
had a choice...so why forbid her from doing something fate dictated she wwas
going to do anyway."
Jeffery Hodges responds:
There's a difference between saying "Necessarily, what God foresees, happens"
and "What God foresees, necessarily happens." I think that Milton works with the
former in his poem but not the latter.
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