According to Merriam-Webster, poetic justice is a result or occurrence that seems proper because someone who has done bad things to other people is being harmed or punished.
We tell our dear readers that after the results of the May 9 elections, some may claim that they lost because of poetic justice.
But definitely we will not name names here. But we have a lot in our list. As of the moment, we will just keep it as secret.
Full definition of poetic justice claims that it is an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate.
But according to the Wikipedia, it is a literary device in which ultimately virtue is rewarded and vice punished. In modern literature, it is often accompanied by an ironic twist of fate related to the character’s own action.
Notably, poetic justice does not merely require that vice be punished and virtue rewarded, but also that logic triumph.
If, for example, a character is dominated by greed for most of a romance or drama; he cannot become generous. The action of a play, poem, or fiction must obey the rules of logic as well as morality.
During the late 17th century, critics pursuing a neo-classical standard would criticize William Shakespeare in favor of Ben Jonson precisely on the grounds that Shakespeare’s characters change during the course of the play.
When Restoration comedy, in particular, flouted poetic justice by rewarding libertines and punishing dull-witted moralists, there was a backlash in favor of drama, in particular, of more strict moral correspondence.
In modern times, poetic justice comes into play in situations where a person always plans something bad against others, either by envy or because of jealousy.
For instance, when we appeared in national television as a political analyst, some did not have it at handy. They are rather too jealous for seeing our face in their television sets.
Immediately, they started targeting us in whatever way they could hit us. But we just took it on stride. Atty. Jun Dejaresco, the late editor-publisher of the Bohol Chronicle taught us how to take things in stride claiming that poetic justice will soon come along they way.
However, we are very excited on how poetic justice comes to those who deserved it. They may not know it but soon they will experienceit.
In the meantime, we just sit, back, relax and wait for poetic justice to come into play.
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