[Milton-L] "Antichrist as a Child"

Carol Barton cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 22 18:49:55 EST 2010


Yes, of course, Nancy. I realized what his reference was, after 
considering that "adultery" didn't make much sense. But my point was 
that it wasn't my initial reaction, and that the association with 
Hester would put him in a sympathetic light.

To that extent, I think it worked counter to the poet's intent, but 
maybe not. His Antichrist strikes me as a confused child thrust into a 
role he doesn't quite understand, or accept.

Best to all,

Carol Barton 




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