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a·las·tor

also A·las·tor  (ə-lăs′tər, -tôr′)
n.
An avenging deity or spirit, the masculine personification of Nemesis, frequently evoked in Greek tragedy.

[Greek alastōr, from alastos, unforgettable : a-, not; see a-1 + lanthanein, lath-, to escape notice.]

alastor

(əˈlæstɔː)
n
an avenging spirit or demon
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It was a place to quote Alastor in, and nothing but a bad memory prevented my affrighting the oaks and rills with declamation.
advancing to me eagerly along the causeway seemed the very sprite of Alastor himself
With this he left them and went onward to Nestor, the facile speaker of the Pylians, who was marshalling his men and urging them on, in company with Pelagon, Alastor, Chromius, Haemon, and Bias shepherd of his people.
In Alastor, Warren observes, Shelley stages the solipsist poet as the one who slips into a grave by following an Orientalist fantasy (and geography) of his own sufficiency, a trajectory that Shelley revises and again critiques in the antiidealist poetics of Epipsychidion, a poem where critique takes the interesting form, according to Warren, of Lucretian materialism.
His father is Brendan Gleeson, who also starred in the wizard film franchise as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody.
But we might also remember from the Harry Potter series the character of Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, who sports a prosthetic leg and a magical glass eye the result of fighting the Dark Arts.
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.
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).