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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 321–335.
Published: 01 December 1960
...John M. Steadman Copyright © 1960 by Duke University Press 1960 ARCHANGEL TO DEVIL THE BACKGROUND OF SATAN’S METAMORPHOSIS By JOHN M. STEADMAN To many critics, Milton’s “transformation scene”-the metamorpho- sis of the evil angels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 385–409.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-expressive endeavor of bodies. Moreover, his use of Lucretian physics in Paradise Lost challenges established models of providential superintendence. From Satan to the poem’s speaker to Adam and Eve, this challenge presents itself most enduringly through the Lucretian concept of self-motion, of animate and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David Quint Milton tightly structures book 3 of Paradise Lost around analogies and distinctions between divine and solar light, the invisible heaven beheld by the poet's blind faith in the book's first half and the visible universe and sun visited by Satan in its second, vision down and up the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Seo Hee Im Abstract Readers of Paradise Lost have argued that the epic registers England’s nascent imperialism negatively through its associations of trade with Satan. This essay rethinks Paradise Lost’ s relation to empire by tracing its involvement in the making of an early modern subjectivity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., and as philosophies of social consensus and psychologies of empathetic affect recollected it sentimentally and benevolently. Post-Miltonically, Satan has earned sympathy or pity: upon Sin’s attaching our world with a great chain of necessitarian and material causality. Copyright © 2017 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 232–236.
Published: 01 September 1955
... action is Satan’s attempt to discover Christ’s real identity.’ She has shown that Christ’s frustration of this attempt in speech after speech adds much to the dramatic tension of the debate. Moreover, the singu- lar treatment of the “triple equation” as well as Christ’s un-Christlike...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 1972
...Robert R. Meyers Copyright © 1972 by Duke University Press 1972 WAS THERE A TOAD IN THE BOWER? By ROBERTR. MEYERS It is curious that Satan should pause in Book 9 of Paradise Lost to curse so bitterly his imbrutement as serpent-who is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 1972
..., from “Cambalu, seat of Cathaian Can” to “yet unspoild / Guiana” (11.388, 409-10). Yet this is not what Adam “our ancestor” is to see; it is, rather, what “our second Adam,” tempted by Satan, could see: Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 March 1962
... : an earth which hangs like an apple from heaven and a hell remote from both heaven and earth. Besides being consistent with beliefs presented in The Christian Doctrine,’ the extramundane location of Milton’s hell provides imagery vital for conveying Milton’s attitude toward both Satan and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (2): 131–150.
Published: 01 June 1980
... tradition and poses a doctrinal question: what manner of man is the Son of God? Milton in- vents an elaborate dialogue between Christ and Satan in the wilderness, a discourse so rich in rhetorical subtlety and incidental temptation that the simple three-part structure of the Gospel account is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 388–401.
Published: 01 December 1966
... values had not existed. Rhetorically as a climax, the fall represents a high point of the poem’s action. Whether it is the climax of the poem, however, needs reconsideration, it seems to me, in view of its incongruity with the thesis. The climax of Hook IX is the high point of Satan’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 254–262.
Published: 01 September 1962
... story as we have it has loose strands that suggest an unfinished text, such as the failure to account for one of the three playmates, Seppi Wohlmeyer, at the end of the story. Satan’s appearances are consistent with the logic of the story, for he appears with Theodor Fischer, the narrator...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 85–86.
Published: 01 March 1955
..., however, we recognize in these statements an instance of Allen’s heavy emphasis on Satan’s “despair This view of Satan’s reaction to his miserable estate is, it seems to me, highly questionable and therefore an unfortunate point of reference in an interpretation of Paradise Lost. From the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 412–414.
Published: 01 December 1948
... miracle-morality play of Mary Mugdalene (ca. 1480-1520) has apparently not been pointed out.2 In Part I, Scene 7, of this play, Satan enters, announcing his inten- tion to ruin man for gaining what Lucifer had lost.s Next, like Mil- ton’s devil, he calls a council of his knights to plot...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 153–170.
Published: 01 June 1964
... divine creator, he may be uncertain of his special favor. In addition, the language with which the poet attempts to mediate between God and man is inadequate. Satan has fattened the dictionary and has a way (as Marvel1 discovered) of weaving fame and interest into the most well-intentioned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 479–497.
Published: 01 December 1969
... observations to brief remarks upon the fact that Satan is presented as the disloyal retainer of a God who him- self appears to be a Germanic lord. Having paid their respects to the Germanic ancestors of the poem, however, scholars have been quick to focus their attention upon the Christian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 185–196.
Published: 01 June 1966
... discussion of the War in Heaven. John Peter would have Satan urge a different and more convincing grievance on his followers in goading them to rebe1lion.l J. B. Broadbent would have the whole of the epi- sode tuned to one or another felicitous line in which Milton showed how the tale could have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 341–347.
Published: 01 December 1953
... theological and devo- tional works. What then was the novelty in Paradise Lost? I see it thus. In all the earlier narrative treatments the writers had told the story in chronological order. Milton does not. The War in Heaven is already over and Satan and his peers have fallen into Hell...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (4): 534.
Published: 01 December 1949
... and the Arguments to the twelve books and differences between the Arguments and the books themselves. Chapter 3 devotes nine sections to passages influenced by the tragedies ; the last of these, “The Two Satans,” attempts to show that Satan has not one character that deteriorates but two...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 429–434.
Published: 01 December 1944
... deny it? It was he, after all, who reassured Eve after her dream, inspired by Satan, by telling her that Evil into the mind of God or Man May come and go, so unapprov’d, and leave No spot or blame behind. (Paradise Lost, V, 117-19...