[Milton-L] "Naked" in Paradise Lost

Michael Gillum mgillum at unca.edu
Sat Jul 30 11:00:35 EDT 2011

Thank you, Jeffery. M's usages of this word clearly illustrate how language
responds to the changing moral conditions in PL. It would make a good
pedagogical exercise or short paper assignment.

"Naked majesty" is an interesting oxymoron in the context of fallen
history/politics, where it's all about hats.


On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <
jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:

> For convenience, I've posted the passages in *Paradise Lost* that use the
> word "naked":
> http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/2011/07/naked-in-john-miltons-paradise-lost.html
> I provide no real analysis but merely add a few indications of ways to
> think about the passages.
> Jeffery Hodges
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