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Milton: A Study in Ideology and Form: A Study in Ideology and Form Christopher Kendrick

Milton: A Study in Ideology and Form: A Study in Ideology and Form

Christopher Kendrick

Published August 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781322031477
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255 pages
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First published in 1986, this title critiques the canonical view of Milton as an isolated Great Man, and reassesses the impact of the Puritan Revolution on two of his major works: the Areopagitica and Paradise Lost. The study focuses on theMoreFirst published in 1986, this title critiques the canonical view of Milton as an isolated Great Man, and reassesses the impact of the Puritan Revolution on two of his major works: the Areopagitica and Paradise Lost. The study focuses on the emergence of a discreet ethical framework of thought within the dominant theological code of these two works, arguing that this framework integral to Protestantism is also crucial to the construction of subjectivity under capitalism. Through an analysis of the rhetorical strategies of the Areopagitica and the generic composition of Paradise Lost, Christopher Kendrick demonstrates that Miltons individualism both affirms the success of the Puritan Revolution and also exposes the contradictions between the capitalist subjects ethical freedom and the world of necessity of which that freedom is part.