Milton, Book 1 Daily Question 11/8

“Who first seduc’d them to that foul revolt?
Th’ infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv’d [ 35 ]
The Mother of Mankind, what time his Pride” (Milton)

As we are reading this, I sense many hints to Eve. Is she being portrayed as the “Mother of Mankind” here? And what is the significance of mankind being “seduced” by evil with respects to Eve and her original seduction by the serpent? I think this is an interesting nod to how evil is recognized as seductive.

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