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The Resource "Exiled from light" : divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes, Derek N.C. Wood

"Exiled from light" : divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes, Derek N.C. Wood

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"Exiled from light" : divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes
Title
"Exiled from light"
Title remainder
divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes
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Derek N.C. Wood
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eng
Summary
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, incomplete, literalistic and uncomprehending, fashioned by the old Mosaic Law, without the amelioration of Christ's charity and forgiveness. Wood begins by surveying and evaluating the critical literature on Samson Agonistes of the past fifty years, then challenges these readings through a comprehensive textual and formal analysis. He argues for a thorough understanding of Artistotle's theory of tragedy, in which Milton's practice was anchored and draws cogently on early modern European commentaries as well as contemporary re-evaluations of Aristotle's Poetics to clarify Milton's approach. Wood's contribution reconciles the orthodox interpretation of Samson as a Christian saint with the revisionist emphasis on his murderous brutality. The author's analysis corrects a number of errors made by previous Milton scholars, shows how Dalila has been consistently misread and decodes the politics of the tragedy in the context of Milton's final years as an aging, failed revolutionary
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CaOTU
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Wood, Derek N. C
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Samson
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Samson (Juge biblique) dans la littérature
  • Samson
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature
  • Ethik
  • Gewalt
Label
"Exiled from light" : divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes, Derek N.C. Wood
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: The Critics and Some Problems of Meaning -- 2 Intertextuality, Indirection, and Indeterminacy -- 3 Fictional Consciousness and the Author's Voice -- 4 Tragedy: Theory, Form, and Meaning -- 5 Exiled from Light: Sin, Regeneration, the Hero of Faith -- 6 Samson and Dalila: Love and Marriage -- 7 Samson: Divine Impulsion in the Hero of Faith, Charity, and the Imitation of Christ -- 8 The Structure of Samson Agonistes -- 9 Milton and Politics in Old Age -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- List of Works Consulted -- Index of Biblical Citations -- Index of Citations from the Works of John Milton -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
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ocn244768668
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unknown
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1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781282033818
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt58355
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768668
Label
"Exiled from light" : divine law, morality, and violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes, Derek N.C. Wood
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: The Critics and Some Problems of Meaning -- 2 Intertextuality, Indirection, and Indeterminacy -- 3 Fictional Consciousness and the Author's Voice -- 4 Tragedy: Theory, Form, and Meaning -- 5 Exiled from Light: Sin, Regeneration, the Hero of Faith -- 6 Samson and Dalila: Love and Marriage -- 7 Samson: Divine Impulsion in the Hero of Faith, Charity, and the Imitation of Christ -- 8 The Structure of Samson Agonistes -- 9 Milton and Politics in Old Age -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- List of Works Consulted -- Index of Biblical Citations -- Index of Citations from the Works of John Milton -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Control code
ocn244768668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282033818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt58355
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768668

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