“Thou Resemblest Now thy Sin”: Milton’s Spiritual-Aesthetic Translation

In his production of Paradise Lost, John Milton finds himself forced to express in words the physical qualities of objects that have no actual tangible form. Seemingly instinctively, the writer solves his necessity of aesthetic form by transforming the spiritual, moral and behavioral traits of his c...

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Autor Principal: Delgado Chinchilla, Oscar
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/13826
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23576
Sumario: In his production of Paradise Lost, John Milton finds himself forced to express in words the physical qualities of objects that have no actual tangible form. Seemingly instinctively, the writer solves his necessity of aesthetic form by transforming the spiritual, moral and behavioral traits of his characters into physical features that he is able to describe, translating goodness into beauty and evil into ugliness.