Lewis vs. Milton: Rule and Subjection Before the Fall

As I’m reading Paradise Lost and thinking about its relation to the Ransom Trilogy, one thing I’ve been struck by is that Milton puts Eve clearly in submission to Adam from the beginning, before the fall. Here’s part of the initial introduction to the pair.                                            Though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seem’d; […]

Femininity + Masculinity = Fertility

Hang on to your hats for this one, folks!  It’s a bit of a wild ride. And, please, if you’re not already familiar with my ideas, please read something else first! Good places to start would be With Hands Open, Something Like a Spear and Hands Open, or Musings on the Trilogy Theme. Maybe even […]

The Plan

Yes, I missed a week. I’ve had a nasty annoying cold and been forced to take up napping to banish it, which has consumed the time normally devoted to blogging. Children must be fed, colds or no, so blogging had to go. The obvious next step in my research would be to look at the […]

The Arch Metaphor

C.S. Lewis was a smart man. (Understatement of the year, I know.) He knew that in insisting on hierarchy as a natural and good part of creation, he would be perceived as prioritizing the masculine over the feminine. One way he countered this was by making the Green Lady such an attractive person, by making […]