> Carrol wrote:
> " it only depends on the fact that that is the modern conception -- and that PL
> was the first literary text to 'dramatize' that sense of human existence."
> Doesn't Shakespeare get a look in there somewhere? "To be or not to
NO. His characters _always_ come from a definite place, and that place defines the parameters of their action.
There is nothing in Shakespeare to correspond to the Uriel/Cherub episode, or any of the many marriages of A&E. They are continually having to "start over" as it were and form a new relationship where none had existed before. Right up to the end. Eve sleeps. Adam listens to Michael. She wakes up and the brand new pair join their hands and set out to see the world.