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(Exiled from Light: Divine Law, Morality, and Violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes.pdf) 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 br br 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 br br 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 revolutionaryDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Exiled from Light: Divine Law, Morality, and Violence in Milton's Samson Agonistes books for multiple devices.