• Clark Xu deposited The Symbolic Fallacy of Milton’s Homunculi on Humanities Commons 2 years, 9 months ago

    By removing Herbert’s existential doubt, Milton’s personification of the relationship between God and humanity as an attitude of disloyalty, Satan, or as an attitude of loyalty, Jesus, represent a conceptual regression from Herbert. Since Milton’s symbolic representation of good and evil as Jesus and Satan groups an ambiguous set of spiritual attitudes into two polarized extremes, his framework denies the possibility of a temporary coexistence between Satan and Jesus in the human mind, and thereby oversimplifies the core of Herbert’s artistic tension.