The Rape of the Lock as a Social Satire

        Discuss The Rape of the Lock as a Social Satire

It is well known to all that Pope is a poet of society and “The Rape of the Lock” is one of his best social documentary creations where he has shown the activities of contemporary society and it also plays as the mirror of that society because different types of things of the society are reflected here in the symbolic way.  

Poetic satire may be regarded as didactic poetry or the object. Most of the people think that satire is the criticism of life and an exposure of human weaknesses, follies, absurdities and shortcomings. Continue reading