Samson and Harapha: Milton's Anti-Heroism in Samson Agonistes

Sung-Kyun Yim
January 2004
Search for Meaning: Critical Essays on Early Modern Literature;2004, p115
Literary Criticism
The article focuses on John Milton's view of heroism as manifested in his work Samson Agonistes. For Milton, heroism, particularly that of Christian heroism, means achieving great tasks with men's own power or ability and fulfilling God's will in themselves by confessing and admitting their own inability. A hero, according to Milton, becomes victorious by submission.


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