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ㆍ발행기관 : 영미문학연구회ㆍ수록지정보 : 영미문학연구 / 28권 ㆍ저자명 : 김혜연 ( Hae Yeon Kim )
This paper observes the ``loss of language`` as a crucial token of sin and evil in Paradise Lost and "Christabel" and examines the silence of Satan and Christabel from the Renaissance Demonologists`` perspective. According to the devil researchers, Satan has no language of voice due 10 his "original abandonment from the Word" (Maggi 44). Satan is unable to produce meaning but only utters annihilation resulting in everlasting exclusion from the meaning. The victims, contaminated and possessed by Satan, also lose their voice and language. Milton``s Satan in Paradise Lost appears as a speaker of ``non-language`` which only mimics signifier of Adam and Eve, destroys the meaning of language, and turns two human ancestors against the creation (of the Word). A progeny of Miltonic characters, Chrislabel, however, maintains more complex and dubious position. Christabel is an obvious victim of demonic possession who becomes dumb by mute diabolic spirit, Geraldine. On the other hand, she begins to be identified with the Satanic character and mimic Geraldine``s diabolic gestures. Thus, her silence signifies her duplicitous identity both as a victim of mysterious devilish power and Satanic contaminator of the innocent.