The Final Dialogue states that much laughter followed Alcibiades’ speech. A comedic speech, it illustrated Diotima’s speech, importantly likening Socrates to Eros. Once again, Plato juxtaposes tragedy and comedy. It is telling that in the early hours of the night, Socrates speaks to Agathon and Aristophanes about the importance of mastering both comedy and tragedy in writing, as they are the people most fit to hear this, and those who switched roles for the night. Ending the novel with this note rises its importance, and connects to the rest of the work. There were contrary positions in the speeches, reconciled by Socrates’ speech, reflecting the nature of the tragicomedy and the hierarchy of love.