Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Milton’s Womb

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Articles

Milton’s Womb

Author:

Neil Forsyth

University of Lausanne, CH
X close

Abstract

Milton’s Chaos is described at one point as ‘the Womb of Nature and perhaps her grave’. Though this phrase translates some words of Lucretius, this essay argues that the link of Chaos with a womb is one of the most original ideas in Paradise Lost. The essay explores various ideas of Chaos and uses of the word ‘womb’ in the poem and in contemporary contexts.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35360/njes.192
How to Cite: Forsyth, N., 2009. Milton’s Womb. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 8(2), pp.77–89. DOI: http://doi.org/10.35360/njes.192
Published on 01 Jul 2009.

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)