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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 400–411.
Published: 01 December 1964
...Lawrence D. Berkoben Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 CHRISTABEL: A VARIETY OF EVIL EXPERIENCE By LAWRENCED. BERKOBEN Shortly after the death of his uncle, H. N. Coleridge coined the epithet “witchery by daylight” to describe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 355–372.
Published: 01 December 2018
... William Tyndale a literary endeavor. In The Confutation More repeated and playfully dilated his opponent’s choicest phrases. In so doing, he sought to show the evil in Tyndale’s lexical pictures. The English were to reject both More’s religion and his account of natural language, while the evangelical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 181–190.
Published: 01 June 1985
... to rave, rage like beasts, and run on to their own destruction?”2 To probe the nature and the sources of human evil is to engage in one of the most painful of human preoccupations, and one of the most recurrent. Even as Burton’s syntax enacts the transformation that Blake would image in lamb...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 429–434.
Published: 01 December 1944
... kinde of knowledge, whether of good or evill; the knowledge cannot defile, nor conse- quently the books, if the will and conscience be not defil’d.2 1 Columbia Milton, (New York, 1932)’ IV, 311. 2 fbid., IV, 308. 429 430 Eve, the Devil...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 March 1975
...- ical). As far as I know, he does not explicitly extend his vision to the relationship between good and evil in the world. For this we must turn to Heraclitus: “God is day night, winter sum- mer, war peace, satiety hunger [all the opposites, this is the meaning] .”2 Kirk and Raven comment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 331–336.
Published: 01 December 1958
... Brown’s experience in the forest is not a dream say that he is the victim of an evil world in which he finds himself (such an interpretation niakes Hawthorne more pessimistic than he is usually thought to be) ; those who think that Brown’s experience is a dream put the responsibility...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 317–324.
Published: 01 September 1950
... Yet Williams does not take Sedgwick’s good advice, for he makes little attempt in his article to cast the mystery of “Benito Cereno” against the light that Melville’s other books afford us, and so comes to the mistaken conclusion that Babo is evil. Williams says: “I Natural] to Babo...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 1961
... question, “Who made the living world?” Demogorgon replies, “God,” and refers to the second concept; but the author of evil is he who now “reigns” (II.iv.9-31). Like all things except “eternal Love,” Jupiter is subject to “Fate, Time, Occasion, Chance and Change” (1I.iv. 119-20). He is limited...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (2): 139–148.
Published: 01 June 1953
... consider an unorthodox solution to the problem of the Fall. In this chapter Taylor agreed with Pelagius that original sin was not an inherent evil; it was, he thought, no sin at all unless it issued in specific acts. He said that the Fall did not destroy our liberty, nor did it introduce...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (2): 115–127.
Published: 01 June 1959
... lie attempted, all he achieved, was to suggest a way of looking at the story. “Melville,” said Watson, “is no longer a rebel.” He has come to accept the presence of evil, and he has ceased to blame God for its existence. Other critics began to write on Billy Budd in the same vein...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 292–309.
Published: 01 September 1951
... and treating things as they are and for the theological doctrine that there must be a future state in order to compensate for the inequities of this life in which virtue suffers and vice prospers. Wollaston him- self claimed as original only his formula concerning moral good and evil. The doctrine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 504–508.
Published: 01 December 1968
... vexed subject-his humor. Can Forster’s humor be squared with his romance proclivities? Thomson finds no trouble in doing so. Since “the drastic separation of good and evil is essential to the romance tradition” (p. 48), and since bold con- frontations between good and evil, sheeps...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 142–157.
Published: 01 June 1960
... country? Since all of these evils came as a result of a single adversity-change of place-the philosophers evolved a con- solatory doctrine to suit this adversity, and hence all the evils which accompany it : “Man is a citizen of the world, and the wise man can be happy anywhere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 185–196.
Published: 01 June 1966
... of the blessed. The very strength of the style is disconcerting: in a battle supposedly waged between Good and Evil, what spiritual significance is the reader to attribute to pictures as optically vivid as that of the clash between the two forces (VI.207-14) or the marvelously precise description...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 252–258.
Published: 01 September 1959
... patterns of guilt and fear. The duality between flesh and spirit, evil and purity, is the basis of American naturalism, and this, to a great extent, accounts for the failure to schematize the work of novelists such as London, Dreiser, Norris, and Hemingway. Critics have tended to take...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 1962
... to the atheist Birton’s candid list of the ugly facts of life, admits that there is evil in the world: “je n’en diminue pas l’existeiice; wis Mr. Birton l’a trop exagkrCe.”28 And a few pages farther on, more admissions that moral and physical evil existd puisque l’existence de Dieu est certaine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (4): 461–491.
Published: 01 December 2007
... it into words, dramatizing it, and trying to draw a moral and political frame around it. Paradise Lost shows Milton endeavoring to explain the existence of evil and, in doing so, drawing on what he has imagined about terrorism. Curiously, there have been few treatments of the subject of Milton...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (4): 347–365.
Published: 01 December 1986
..., and the Scientific Revolution (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980). 347 348 PARADISE LOST tant locus of theological, social, and personal struggles to under- stand the nature of evil. Although the causes of panic and prosecu...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (2): 115–134.
Published: 01 June 1979
... itself akin to good and alien from evil” (p. 35). John F. Danby, Poets on Fortune’s Hill (London: Faber and Faber, 1952), pp. 148-51, notes Shakespeare’s excision of “the Christian core of his thought” in Antony and Ckopatra. I suggest that the excision is general in the Roman plays...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 78–84.
Published: 01 March 1955
...) Proceeding in a direction which is familiar with aesthetes, the inno- cent Barnabooth sometimes states his desire to become involved in “Evil.” Evil, with a capital, is negative perversity; it has no proper essence; it has been invented as an empty companion to “the Good.” Despairing to be fused...