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

Margaret Thickstun mthickst at hamilton.edu
Mon Apr 14 15:04:16 EDT 2014

Yes, but also focused on fulfilling one's responsibility to be fruitful 
and multiply, so that the expression of love for the partner includes 
gratitude toward God for the gift of this relationship: "the crown of 
all our bliss, ordained by thee."

Seriously, everyone should read John Savoie's "'That Fallacious Fruit'" 
in MQ October 2011. I did not, did not, did not want to accept his 
argument (it was too embarrassing for this middle-aged married lady), 
but it's brilliant.--Margie

On 4/14/14 2:47 PM, James Rovira wrote:
> The difference between pre and post sex is supposed to be, I think, 
> that prelapsarian sex is focused on the partner, while postlapsarian 
> sex is focused on the satisfaction of one's own appetites.

Margaret Thickstun
Jane Watson Irwin Professor of English
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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