Alastor


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Alastor

(əlăs`tər), in Greek mythology, spirit of vengeance. It is an epithet applied to Zeus or any other god in his aspect as avenger and is also sometimes applied to an evildoer who is subject to vengeance.

Alastor

epithet applied to Zeus and others as avenger. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 49]
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(57.) Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alastor; Or, The Spirit of Solitude, line 682; and "Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni," line 44, in Shelley's Poetry and Prose.
The famous, successful, yet entirely work-driven barrister Laurence O'Boyneville pursues her, and Lady Cecil's escapist reading of Shelley's Alastor right before she accepts O'Boyneville's proposal foreshadows the unhappiness she comes to experience through her marriage to such a decidedly prosaic man.
Interweaving of cultural and artistic histories begins with "Pilgrimages to the 'Orient'" (a lengthy Chapter 3), prefaced by an excerpt from Shelley's Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude.
It is love that arouses in the soul that longing for "communion with essence" that pervades poems like Shelley's Alastor or Keats's Endymion.
The period covered includes some of Shelley's most important works including the Alastor volumes, Laon and Cythna and sonnets, including Ozymandius.
In the Harry Potter novel series, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody has an artificial eye (able to see through solids) and a wooden leg to compensate for wounds he received during his career as an Auror.
51), reviewing Sordello himself as a representation of the "egotistical Romantic poet," and considering the poem's relationship to Alastor and its echoes of Don Quixote, Dante, and Byron.
A redescription of 'Asilus' alastor Walker, and its transfer to the genus Apiocera (Diptera: Apioceridae).
It conjures the Three Magi on their journey to Bethlehem; Chaucer's pilgrims on their ribald hike to Canterbury; Shelley's Alastor (progenitor of Cole's Voyage of Life: Youth) roaming the wastes and wilds in pursuit of an impossible ideal.
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This paper is an attempt to provide an account of the influence of these works on some of Shelley's major poems (such as Queen Mab, Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound, 'Hymn to Intellectual Beauty' and 'Adonais') in their setting, style and themes.