Indirect Communication - The Shadow in Paradise Lost

Megan Brianne Clement
2013 Berkeley undergraduate journal  
I n John Milton's Paradise Lost, the shadow symbol shows how the idea of God functions in a secular context. This symbol creates a parallel between worship and the creative act; both actions constitute efforts toward union through indirect communication. The persistence of this symbol--from works as old as Dante's Divine Comedy to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest of 1996--inspires further examination of how this parallel affects the way we view art. Indirect Communication 109
doi:10.5070/b3261016231 fatcat:utu7wt6zvjflbfuvt5wcncshe4