What distinguishes John Milton is that he was very acutely attuned to the larger tensions in the society around him. He had a powerful sense of his own individuality but also of the importance of thinking collectively.
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Milton’s most famous work was Paradise Lost, his epic poem on the fall of humankind in the Garden of Eden.
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In Paradise Lost, Milton reimagines Bible passages: he takes a story that’s full of gaps, suggestions and possibilities and fills it with the power of his own imagination.