Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Prelapsarian

adj.
Of or relating to the period before the fall of Adam and Eve.

[pre- + Latin lpsusfall; see lapse + -arian.]

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Long Walk therefore depicts the ideal persona, as a virtuous man, who is not merely a prelapsarian angel but one who faces his adversary directly, assuaging his own internal ire and replacing it with a spirit of reconciliation.

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