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Paradise Lost criticism

Hill: "Milton specifically compared the marriage contract to the political contracts between
King and people"

Turner: his view about women and marriage are very liberal

Empson: `the reason why the poem is so good is that it makes God so bad'

Conservative

C.S. Lewis: Adam " fell…

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Dryden play adaptation 1671 Cromwell is Satan trying to overthrow the tyrannical
monarch

Feminist
Eve is the patriarchal ideal of womanhood deprived of freedom and remain obedient to man

McColley: Eve leaving is `to preserve the liberty on which their mutual love depend'

Landy: `Eve should have remained by Adam's…

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