my arch-enemy, because my creator
In Paradise Lost Satan bears this designation (I.81) -- or is named Arch-foe (VI.259) -- but it is ironically reversed
here to apply to the figure who stands in place of God. Yet, to
contemplate the phrase in isolation is to discern serious implications
about the relation between sire and scion of a type that have greatly
concerned modern psychoanalytic discourse.
- Critical Approaches: