Antithesis


Antithesis

Antithesis (Greek for "setting opposite", from ] that thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy, but I say to you the only correct interpretation is, Love all men, even thine enemies.""

"Antithesis" was the name given by Marcion to a document in which he contrasted the Old Testament with the New Testament.

In fiction

In fiction, an antithesis can be used to describe a character who presents the exact opposite as to personality type, moral outlook, etc. to another character in a particular piece of literature. This does not mean however, that they are necessarily in conflict with each other. Some examples of an antithesis in fiction include the characters of Locke and Jack in "Lost (TV series)", Dumbledore and Voldemort in "Harry Potter", the doctor and Kino in The Pearl, and Théoden and Denethor in "The Lord of the Rings".:::Antithesis is also a rhetorical figure of speech, often used:in both poetry and prose.::Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome "'more.":(William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar," Act 3, scene 2, 22)

ee also

*Alternate hypothesis
*Dialectical materialism
*Hegelian dialectic
*Rhetorical device

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