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Type of Resource: text

Genre: thesis

Issuance: multipart monograph

Date Issued: 2006

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital LibraryFlorida Atlantic University Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.Jupiter, Fla.

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.

Physical Form: Online Resource

Extent: v, 47 leaves.

Summary: The organ of hearing, in John Milton's Paradise Lost, is inextricably connected with both the physical and the spiritual; it is the point of entry through which Satan's words enter Eve's brain, subsequently process, and lead eventually to the fall of mankind. Its symbolic importance is also indisputable, as it is a metaphor for the feminine passivity and penetrability that make Milton's Eve a particularly vulnerable target. There is, however, already a pre-existing connection between the ear and its role in Paradise Lost. The seventeenth-century medical texts of Milton's contemporaries gender the physiology of the ear and the process of hearing and therefore contribute to its importance in the pivotal temptation scene; that is, the rhetoric surrounding the physiology of the ear is the down fall of humankind in the epic poem. As a result of the dangerous connection between science and language, Milton's characters are already predestined to sin.

Identifier: 314781174 (oclc), 11583 (digitool), FADT11583 (IID), fau:1317 (fedora)

Note(s): by Niina Pollari.Typescript (Photocopy).Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2006.Bibliography: leaves 46-47.Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Subject(s): Milton, John, 1608-1674Symbolism in communicationFall of manBody, Human, in literatureLiterature and science -- England -- History -- 17th century

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Sublocation: Jupiter, Fla.

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/11583

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Pollari, Niina. Florida Atlantic University Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A1317



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