[Milton-L] Re: The War in Heaven

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sat Jul 15 14:49:09 EDT 2006



jfleming at sfu.ca wrote:
> 
>> 
> But the exceptionality of God's absolutism has nothing to do with "different
> standards." It has to do with submission to God as the exception that proves
> the rule of resistance to tyranny.

God does not exist in the poem to be submitted to. An imitation of a
human society exists in the poem. All characters in a fiction are human,
because it is impossible for humans to imagine agents who are not human,
since humanity is our only model for what it means to be an agent.

Carrol


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