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  1. Oct 2018
    1. To whom our general Ancestor repli'd

      This is the first thing that I find slightly surprising. Adam/Milton declares marriage is meant for 'fit conversation' but all the while implies that Eve is a simpleton and uneducated. It seems instead as if Adam/Milton wants a wife to be inferior in intelligence to the husband to make him feel proud of himself to know so much and be able to lecture her.

  2. Sep 2018
    1. Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted

      I find it surprising that, to Milton, "fit conversation" was the purpose of marriage and his ideal of paradise.