Essay On Juxtaposition
This well-crafted literary piece is clearly based on the juxtaposition of two characters: God and Satan.
Oedipus does not believe Tiresias, and accuses him of lying.
Tiresias provides insight and truth to an ignorant and proud Oedipus.
Oedipus holds the misconception that his worldly knowledge and power over Thebes provides him with enough insight to realize that he has unintentionally fulfilled his fate.
Juxtaposition in this case is useful in the development of characters.
John Milton’s is one of the narrative poems that can be used as an example of juxtaposition.