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"Exiled from light" : divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes

Author: Derek N C Wood
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
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Despite considerable general disagreement about the meaning of Milton's Samson Agonistes, literary critics have largely come to view, Samson, as a saintly Christian hero, with attending themes of election, conversion and regeneration. In a challenge to this dominant interpretation, Derek Wood proposes that Milton's protagonist is actually an emblematic embodiment of Old Testament consciousness as a rigorous,  Read more...
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Wood, Derek N.C.
"Exiled from light".
Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001273691
(OCoLC)44943676
Named Person: Samson, (Biblical judge); John Milton; Samson, Biblical judge.; John Milton; Samson (Juge biblique) dans la littérature.; John Milton; John Milton; Samson (Juge biblique) dans la littérature.; Samson, (Biblical judge); John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek N C Wood
ISBN: 9781442674714 1442674717 1282033816 9781282033818
OCLC Number: 244768668
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages)
Responsibility: Derek N.C. Wood.
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Wood proposes that Milton's Samson is an emblematic embodiment of Old Testament consciousness as rigorous, incomplete, literalistic, and uncomprehending, fashioned by the old Mosaic Law, without the  Read more...

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