Though Wagner cannot as yet be confidently credited with a satiric intention in his bathos, the fact remains that all the Rossinian passages are associated with the character of Daland, so as to express his vulgar delight at the prospect of finding a rich son-in-law in the mysterious Dutch seaman.
In the Bathos he was classed with the parrots and the tortoises.
JKR did bathos superbly with Neville and Gilderoy Lockhart which had exactly that effect.
comic bathos for divert the surplus by now the been argued need.
The study of the great models of the past serves to show how these masters achieved the truly sublime without falling victim to bathos.