Cursorily reading through this thread, I haven't noted anyone bringing Milton's _Samson Agonistes_ to bear on the discussion: if dramatic, seldom played. In what ironic sense is Sweeney a modern Samson?
J. P. Earls, OSB
St. John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321
From: Jennifer Formichelli [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 2:21 AM
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Subject: Sweeney Agonistes: a drama or not? (Was, Furnished flats (was:
Good point. I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama, too. The
subtitle describes it as 'Aristophanic melodrama'. Hmm. More obnubilate than
Let's talk about this.
> mean is that Eliot means to denigrate. The passage you include from The
> Land is much too complex in its accuracies for me to agree in that case,
> Dear Jennifer,
> I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama.