Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
Adam's punishment it would seem, is to have to rule over Eve (and work)
Doesn't look like he had much choice in the matter, either.
Therein lies the rub, man !
Not that there isn't another side to the story.
As for Diana's individuation, "my own circle" to each :
My external sensations are no less private to myself
than are my thoughts or my feelings. In either case
my experience falls within my own circle, a circle closed
on the outside; and, with all its elements alike, every sphere
is opaque to the others which surround it. . . . In brief,
regarded as an existence which appears in a
the whole world for each is peculiar and private to that soul.
~ F.H. Bradley, Appearance and Reality
A little off-topic maybe but, as for the literalist/non-literalist controversy,
apropos the myths, it should be interesting to read the following :
What's in a name? The rites and wrongs of poetry
such fashion, the ancients, through mythical figures, confronted and illuminated their natures and their lives. "
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