[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.

Jeffery Hodges
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