[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.


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