Introduction: Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope



In "Rape of the Lock", Alexander Pope highlights the trifles of his age with the intent to laugh at such follies and make us realize of their littleness. The poem is a mock epic in the true sense of the meaning. The poem is a criticism on upper society for its carefree lifestyle and ignorance of the troubles of common man. The poem is a satirical piece of writing intended to criticize the affairs of upper class. Both the males and females of upper class that remain busy in either in love games or the games of omber. Pope has made fun of women and their unthinking minds which are concerned for their beauty aids alone. He presents Belinda like an epic heroin. The stakes in this mock-heroic epic are Belinda's maidenhood.
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