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. John Milton and the Limits of the Garden of Eden

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125336
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135243 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0005
. John Milton and the Limits of the Garden of Eden

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This chapter explores the subject of death and the limits of the Garden of Eden in John Milton's Paradise Lost. It interprets that the “loss of Eden,” dramatized in Paradise Lost, is in effect an imposition of capital punishment on disobedient mankind. It notes that Eden itself seems to be given an earthly location, and within it there is a paradisiacal Garden.

Keywords: death; Garden of Eden; John Milton; Paradise Lost; Eden; capital punishment; disobedient mankind; paradisiacal Garden

Chapter.  3061 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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