[Milton-L] "Antichrist as a Child"
jamesrovira at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 23:21:03 EST 2010
It seems like a quite literal poem to me... depends upon a literalness for
its effect. If the Antichrist is a human being, then he was a child at some
time, so we have to confront the idea that the greatest imaginable human
embodiment of evil was a child who didn't understand, was confused, was
innocent at one time, etc. Evil with a human face is very hard to be fully
evil. Not so much sympathy for the devil, but pity.
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