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Paper Title: The Rape of the Lock: A Complex Mock Epic
Authors Name: Dr. Meeta Mathur
Unique Id: IJSDR1604069
Published In: Volume 1 Issue 4, April-2016
Abstract: The Rape of the Lock is a mock heroic epic by Alexander Pope. The poem is a result of feud between Lord Peter and Miss Aabella Fermor. Lord Peter had cut a lock of hair from the head of Miss Fermor causing a fight in their families. Pope was entrusted the task of writing a brilliant piece about the incident so that the families could laugh together and peace be restored. Pope chose to write a mock epic treating this trivial incident in a heroic manner. In ‘’The Rape of the Lock’’ he has glorified the trivialities of the youth, the degeneration of society with prosperity unaccompanied by sensibility. Pope is trying to hit hard at excess of affectations, too much of self indulgence and self importance. Pope’s mock epic heals with morals what it hurts with wit. It is not a poem to be dismissed lightly but it eminently succeeds in its purpose of entertaining and offers criticism for contemporary morals and models .The present study is an attempt to analyze the mock epic characteristics in ‘’The Rape of the Lock’’ and how Pope has parodied the true epic characteristics in his witty narration.
Keywords: mock epic, heroic, trivial, society, youth, parody, self-indulgence
Cite Article: "The Rape of the Lock: A Complex Mock Epic", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.1, Issue 4, page no.386 - 388, April-2016, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR1604069.pdf
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Published In: Volume 1 Issue 4, April-2016
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