Natural or poetic justice in The Inchcape Rock

QuestionsNatural or poetic justice in The Inchcape Rock
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff asked 2 years ago

The evil doer digs a pit for others but falls into the same; this is natural justice. Do you agree?

How poetic justice has been incorporated in the poem The Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

Yes, it is proved time and again in the human history that the evil doer digs a pit for others but falls into the same. This is, surely, a form of natural justice. In the poem The Inchcape Rock the Abbot placed a bell on the rock to save people, but the rover cut it down to fulfill his ill-desires. So, it was almost on the cards that he himself will eventually be a victim of his own deed. The poet has the same message to convey to the readers. The rover’s fall in the end serves as a poetic justice as well as what may be called a natural justice.

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