Prof. Mary Fuller
21L.705 / SP.512
What does the Genesis story of creation and temptation tell us about gender, about heterosexuality, and about the origins of evil? What is the nature of God, and how can we account for that nature in a cosmos where evil exists? When is rebellion justified, and when is authority legitimate? These are some of the key questions that engaged the poet John Milton, and that continue to engage readers of his work.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Fuller, Mary. 21L.705 Major Authors: Rewriting Genesis: "Paradise Lost" and Twentieth-Century Fantasy, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-705-major-authors-rewriting-genesis-paradise-lost-and-twentieth-century-fantasy-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA