Monday, January 23, 2017

The Rape of the Lock

Prof. Joes c each(prenominal) for to Reading The intrusion of the immure\n\n\nPopes Mock Epic \n\nThe Rape of the Lock is most unremarkably described as a mock desperate.  It isnt unfeignedly an expansive verse form, unless it makes use of all the conventions and techniques of grandal poetry, so it reads and sounds same(p) an epic poem. The style is alarming and lofty. Heroes are flourishly described. A great cause is undertaken. awful battles are fought. Supernatural forces intervene. The hitman triumphs and lives forever in the retentivity of the people.\n\nThe joke is that despite the epic style and form, the subject cheerction is silly and trivial. The supporter  of the epic is a wealthy girlish woman whose chief concerns in life appear to be getting dressed and passing play to parties. The calamity at the amount of the poem occurs when some maven cuts off a immure of her hair. The terrible battles  include a risque of cards and an argument amon g the guests at a tea party. The apparitional forces  that seem to steer the carry through are not gods but little fairy liven who flit about, alternately constituent the heroes and stirring up dread for them. The great cause  for which e actuallyone labors mightily is the return of the lost lock of hair.\n\nLike all epics, the poem idealizes its subjects in this case, the idle affluent  of 17th century England. And, same all epics, it raises questions about the very same ideals it celebrates. On the one hand, Pope lavishes his subjects with such elaborate praise and admiration that you cannot aboveboard call the poem a satire. He isnt making fun of these people in determine to tear them down; he clearly admires these people and their world. On the other hand, Pope is obviously aware that their lives and affairs arent really the stuff of great epics, and by making their story into an epic he obviously mode to suggest that these people arent as grand and noble as t hey believe themselves to be. Like Beowulf and Sir Gawain, the hero of the poem embodies the vir...

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