|Bathetic Knights to Battle!|
Ye Gods! annihilate but Space and Time,
And make two lovers happy." (Abrahms, Glossary of Literary Terms)
As you read Parts III and IV, look for passages where something that should have pathos (or be pathetic, meaning evoking deep emotion) misses the mark and becomes bathetic, or full of bathos. It's when a poet misfires and makes us laugh instead of cry, though he/she wants us to cry. When does the Knight do this, or, when does the Knight consciously make his characters bathetic (to make a point to his son)?