[Milton-L] assumptions about the fruit, a question for john leonard

Michael Gillum mgillum at unca.edu
Mon Apr 14 09:49:53 EDT 2014


I think when Adam says, "Wow, this fruit is pretty special after all," he
means he is not used to becoming sexually aroused at lunchtime. Otherwise,
not much difference that I can see. Perhaps their desire is more intense
than formerly, as a result of "understanding ruled not," or the order of
the psyche being disrupted.

Note the narrator's delicate suggestion in Book 10: Satan

saw his guileful act
By Eve, though all
unweeting<http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/pl/book_10/notes.shtml#unweeting>,
seconded [ 335 ]
Upon her Husband, saw thir shame that sought
Vain covertures [and must have seen what happened between!]

--Michael G.
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