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• Definition of satire
• Rape of the lock
• Belinda, a women of 18th
• Man nature
• Husband and wives
Definition of satire
•Derived from the Latin word
oIt is a literary attack on the follies
and vices of an individual or society
with a view of correcting them
through laughter and ridicule written
either in prose or verse.
Rape of the lock as social
• Pope satirizes the young boys, girls
aristocratic women and men, their
free time activities, nature of husband
and wives, the professionals.
Belinda, a women of 18th
•The world of Belinda is a world of
fashion or a trivial world.
•The whole life of Belinda is confined to
sleeping make up, enjoyment and
alluring the affection, malice and
•Through Belinda, Pope represent the
women of 18th
century which are busy in
all these stupidities.
Satirizes man nature
•Pope represents the aristocratic gallants of
•Pope satirizes man’s nature that is always
weak at beauty.
• Man sacrifices everything at the alter of
the beauty and even most intelligent man
behave foolishly when he falls a victim of
Satirize husband and wives
•Husband always thinks that their wives
have been marry-making with their lovers.
•Wives are also not virtuous at all.
•Wives love their lapdogs more than their
husbands and the death of husbands is not
more shocking than the death of lapdog.
•Pope satirize judges for making hasty
• To sum up, the poem is a reflection of this
artificial and hollow life, painted with a
humorous and delicate satire.
• Through this poem, Pope wants to reform
• Pope’s satire is unique intellectual and full
of wit and epigram.