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The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock - The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock The argument can be made that the purpose of the Rape of the Lock is to attack the vanity of women. Pope states this directly in his dedication to Arabella – “to laugh at their sex’s little unguarded Follies,” and the author’s use of the mock-epic seems to reinforce this purpose through its comparison of the epic odyssey to trivial events. In this comparison there can also be found a description of the relationship between the sexes not as a mutual co-existence but rather as a war with both sexes constantly striving for supremacy....   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays Alexander Pope]
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The Rape of the Lock - The Rape of the Lock Pope's portrayal of Belinda and her society in 'The Rape of the Lock' This Lock, the Muse shall consecrate to Fame, And mid'st the Stars inscribe Belinda's Name. In 'The Rape of the Lock' Alexander Pope (1688-1744) employs a mock-epic style to satirise the 'beau-monde' (fashionable world, society of the elite) of eighteenth century England. The richness of the poem, however, reveals more than a straightforward satirical attack. Alongside the criticism we can detect Pope's fascination with, and perhaps admiration for, Belinda and the society in which she moves....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]
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Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock - Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock "The triumph of the Baron's rape is in exactly the same high language as it would be if he were Hector." In The Rape of the Lock, Pope uses the mock-epic style to satirise the seriousness with which a trivial misdemeanour (the theft of a few strands of hair) and the ways of gender polarised society can be blown beyond all sense of proportion. Thus the male mentality, through the Baron, is portrayed as lacking depth or personality beyond that required to achieve its ends; men objectify and devise "strategems" (4,120) to conquer their female obsessions; they are "victor[s]" (4,162) who self-importantly congratulate themselves as meriting "wreaths of triumph" (4,161) when they have seized what they desire....   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays]
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Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock - Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock The main character of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" could be considered both hailed and damned by the overseer, but the complexities and sometimes contradictions of Belinda spark a more unbiased view. The appearance of Belinda and the world in which she lives is described in a very fantastical and beautiful way. Even small details such as the arrangement of Belinda's hair are due to wondrous entities known as the Sylphs, whose sole task is to make sure she is looking her best....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays] 1110 words
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The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock - The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock I found Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" a delightful, amusing poem. Throughout the poem, trivialities are compared with events and objects or consequence and the insignificant is treated with utmost importance. Its very title gives the reader an immediate clue; "rape" and all its connotations bring to mind a heinous crime of physical and spiritual violation. Perhaps this description could apply to the theft of a lock of hair, but only in a world where normal morals are perverted....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]
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Rape of the Lock - NOTES ON THE RAPE OF THE LOCK This is possibly of Arabella Fermor (1696-1737), a famous London society beauty. She was the heroine of Alexander Pope 's humorous poem, 'The Rape of the Lock', about the theft of a lock of her hair. (http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/11948- popup.html) Did you know that “The Rape of the Lock” is such a famous poem that it even has its own website. Here is its address, as well as some other very helpful websites on the poem, the mock-heroic and Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock Home Page – http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/pope/rape.html http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/locknote.html http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/ http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Biblio/satirebib.html http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~sconstan/ BACKGROUND: The Rape of the Lock had its origins in an actual, if trivial, incident in polite society: in 1711, the twenty-one year old Robert, Lord Petre, had, at Binfield, had surreptitiously cut a lock of hair from the head of the beautiful Arabella Fermor, whom he had been courting....   [tags: Alexander Pope] 1348 words
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The Rape of The Lock - Looking back on past events can cause one to realize their insignificance. At one moment that event may seem as if it is the only thing that matters, and in the next it is trivial. If reality sets in, the event can pass, or a trivial grudge is held without end. In The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope makes light of such a situation. Using mock-epic poetry, Pope is able to use contrasting situations to show the insignificance of some events (Brown 4). Alexander Pope writes The Rape of the Lock during the 18th century as science and reality are emerging....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1052 words
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The Rape of the Lock - The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope's mock heroic epic The Rape of the Lock appears to be a light subject addressed with a satiric tone and structure. Pope often regards the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair as a trivial thing, but the fashionable world takes it seriously. Upon closer examination Pope has, perhaps unwittingly, broached issues worthy of earnest consideration. The Rape of the Lock at first glance is a commentary on human vanity and the ritual of courtship. The poem also discusses the relationship between men and women, which is the more substantial matter in particular....   [tags: Papers] 1261 words
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Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope - Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock is not studied and admired only because of its style and form, but also for its base content and underlying themes. Pope's ability to manipulate text into mock-heroic form, constructing a flow of satirical description is what makes this poem one of such quality. The piece was first published in 1712 by the request of Pope's friend, John Caryll. It was to make peace between the Fermors and Petres, two prominent Roman Catholic families at the time....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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Analysis of the Poem, The Rape of the Lock - In classic literature it is considered a sin to think too highly of yourself, having too much pride or vanity would lead to feelings of dislike by people of your class. The reason you would be disliked is because your peers will get annoyed with you. In “The Rape of the Lock,” by Alexander Pope, he takes that distaste and annoyance toward people to a whole new level. In this now classic new twist on epic poetry, it’s timeless characters can be anyone from any time period. Pope’s version of epic poem is a very welcome twist to an old classic....   [tags: poetry, analytical essay] 1266 words
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Comparison of Pope's The rape of the Lock and Swift's A Modest Proposal - Although Alexander Pope's, The Rape of the Lock, and Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal are both witty satires, they differ on their style, intention, and mood. To begin, in The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope uses satire to invoke a capricious, melancholy mood to illustrate the absurdity of fighting over the cutting of one's hair. Hidden inside this poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helps create the crisis over the stolen lock. A Society in which appearances ere more important to a person’s sense of identity, and treats the insignificant with utmost importance....   [tags: essays research papers] 758 words
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Dunciad: Mock epic and parallels to Rape of the Lock (another satire) - The Dunciad: A Mock Epic. Honors English The fourth book of the Dunciad describes the fall and slow death of the English society that once taught him all the things he knew. He lashes out at his critics, accusers, and nay Sayers in his allegorical poem. It symbolizes a mock epic because of the elaborate use of words, calling on inspiration from a higher force, and using his work not so much to tell a story, but to point out the faults of a social order that can’t or chooses not to see what they’re really doing....   [tags: essays research papers] 675 words
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The Rape of the Lock and 'Tam o' Shanter'? - ... The Baron is also another character who seems to have no great morals and is mocked by Pope, in the sense that instead of courting Belinda in a civilised normal manner, the Baron is only interested in the fame of taking Belinda's lock. It almost seems as if the Baron is scared of the power the lock allows Belinda to have over him, and the fact that any woman could have power over the Baron threatens his ego. The Baron sees the lock as a trophy or a conquest “There lay three garters/half a pair of gloves/and all the trophies of his former loves”.4 Also the fact that Belinda beats the Baron at the card game, offends his pride and he is determined to gain his revenge and cutting Belindas lock is his way of regaining his dignity and also stripping Belinda of her dignity and honour “Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine, the victor cried, the glorious prize is mine!...So long my honour, name and praise shall live!”.5 The Baron seems to be rejoicing in taking away Belinda's power....   [tags: Comparisons, Novel Analysis]
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Literary Analysis of "The Rape of the Lock" - Author and his times: Alexander Pope was born in London in 1688. Because he was a Roman Catholic living in a predominately Protestant society, he was largely excluded from the university system and therefore was self-taught, for the most part. At the age of twelve, he contracted tuberculosis, a disease that left him stunted and misshapen. Consequently, he suffered a great deal of emotional trauma and social anxiety. His only tool for interaction was his incredible wit and talent for writing. He soon formed a number of lifelong friendships in London's prestigious literary circles, and found his happiness there....   [tags: European Literature] 1931 words
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Comparing Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock - Use of Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock Jane Austen and Alexander Pope had had a myriad of writing styles and techniques from which to express the desired themes of their works.  Satire, however, seemed to be the effective light-hearted, yet condescending, tool that enabled them to surface the faults and follies of their moral and elite society.  In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, satire is used to the full extent in revealing the glutton within a pious and sacrificing nun, the vain hunter within a poor and meditative monk, and the vulgarity within a honorable woman of society.  In Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock, Austen and Pope use contrasting forms of satire to obtain the same result as Chaucer:  to ridicule society's hypocritical and supercilious  manner by forcing it to see the absurd truth of what society pretends to be and what it really is.  In order to create satire in their literature, Austen and Pope must place an ironic, mocking language in an environment, and allow the language to transform its surroundings into a parody of human moral regression.  The essence of satire in Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock begins with the writer's mocking use of diction, and then spreads to how the characters, tone, and theme of the literature are heightened to a level that identifies with supercilious society....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Mock-Epic and Material Desire in Not All that Glisters Gold - “Not all that glisters gold,” Gray surmised in his poem, Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat. While the term is widely understood now as meaning that not everything is precious, there is evidence to suggest that there is a more cautionary tone which surrounds this saying. As Gray uses it to lament the death of Horace Walpole’s favorite cat, when the text is analyzed further, aspects of the mock epic are revealed. However this usage of the mock epic is less humorous in tone and more as a vehicle to warn readers of the tragedy that befalls them when they mindlessly pursuit certain desires....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2007 words
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Pope, Swift, and Aristocratic Women - The task of satirist is to criticise the vices and follies of their contemporary society. However, the purpose of satire is to be universal. In this case, we are going to focus our attention on the works of two major poets of the 18th century which can be subscribed within Augustan literature: Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock and Jonathan Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room”. In Pope’s mock-heroic verse The Rape of the Lock (1717) what is criticised is a moral fault: mainly, immoderate female moral pride....   [tags: Poetry]
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Contrast Between Satire in The Rape Of The Lock and A Modest Proposal - Contrast Between Satire in The Rape Of The Lock and A Modest Proposal        Although Alexander Pope's, "The Rape Of The Lock" and Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" are both witty satires, they differ on their style, intention, and mood. To begin, in "The Rape Of The Lock," Alexander Pope uses Horation satire to invoke a light, whimsical, melancholy mood to illustrate the absurdity of fighting over the cutting of one's hair. In fact, Horation satire is defined by K. Lukes as a device that is: " urban, smiling, witty" and "seeks to correct the human foibles." and is further reiterated in The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Literary terms as: "Horation satire, often contrasted with the bitterness of Juvenalian satire, is a more indulgent, tolerant treatment of human inconsistencies and follies, ironically amused rather than outraged" (101)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Alexander Pope - The Rape of the Lock Context Alexander Pope was born in London in 1688. As a Roman Catholic living during a time of Protestant consolidation in England, he was largely excluded from the university system and from political life, and suffered certain social and economic disadvantages because of his religion as well. He was self-taught to a great extent, and was an assiduous scholar from a very early age. He learned several languages on his own, and his early verses were often imitations of poets he admired....   [tags: essays research papers yyy] 6206 words
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Alexander Pope and Women - Alexander Pope may have been the adversary of female behavior the extent of this has long been in question. The writer’s satirical style towards the women of his era is evidence of his opinions. However, there are noticeable facts that generate a swaying effect on Pope’s views and the meaning of The Rape of the Lock. These details consist of the author’s personal life and symbolism contained in his mock epic poem, including the voices of Bella and Clarissa, which is an indication that he may not have had the hardened heart towards women that everyone assumed he had....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope - The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope It all began in the year 1712 when the infamous Lord Robert Petre cut a lock of hair un- knowingly from the head of his beloved Arabella Fermor, setting off a chain of events that would soon lead Alexander Pope to write one of his most famous poems, The Rape of the Lock. Pope’s main purpose was to “laugh the two [lovers] together” and solve the social crisis that had resulted; however Pope also accomplished a little something extra (L1C 2504). Hidden inside his poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helped to create the crisis over the stolen lock in the first place....   [tags: Rape Lock Alexander Pope Essays Poetry] 2226 words
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Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock - Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock I will be examining lines 147-160 of Canto IV in The Rape of the Lock. In this selection, Belinda speaks in a monologue, apparently regretting past actions that have caused her the loss of her lock. However, it becomes clear that she is exaggerating her loss and the preventive measures she could have taken. By citing radical changes that would have been necessary to prevent the occurrence, she makes it clear that it is very difficult for a woman to escape men....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]
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The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock - The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock Commodities have been a part of human culture from the start of the first civilizations. They can be crudely constructed or richly made works of art; they are still objects, however. Some people treasure their possessions more than anything in the world. These objects can become the driving force behind a person's life and desires. When someone's prized possession is stolen, it may seem as though a disaster has taken place....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]
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The Primacy of Poetry: On Tita Chico’s The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis - On Tita Chico’s The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis In “The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis,” Tita Chico contends that ekphrastic representations of women in The Rape of the Lock and Epistle to a Lady indicate Pope’s privileging poetic artistry over the art of cosmetics. In both poems, Pope exploits the humiliation of a “cosmetically constructed woman” in an effort to assert the supremacy of his own artistic authority (Chico 4). Chico uses other scholars―Laura Brown, Christa Knellwolf, and Felicity Naussbaum chief among them―to anchor the origins of her argument, but she immediately addresses their respective limitations....   [tags: Tita Chico Arts Beauty Cosmetics Ekphrasis Essays] 1801 words
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Anne Finch's Opposition to The Rape of the Lock - Anne Finch's Opposition to The Rape of the Lock The Restoration Period (1660-1700) was a period of social, political and philosophical turmoil, which laid the foundation for future centuries. This period was marked by an advance in colonization and trade and by the birth of the Whig and Tory parties. In poetry, works of Alexander Pope and Anne Finch and a number of other poets distinguishes the Restoration. But, there are several objections from these poets; one particular opposition occurs between Pope’s The Rape of the Lock and Anne Finch....   [tags: Papers] 1408 words
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Mock Documentaries - Mockumentary: The Genre of False Documentary A mock documentary is successful when it is able to combine both the appearance of historically accurate elements and present believable situations through a false lens, leading the audience to question the reality of what they are seeing. The genre of false documentary aims to present a convincing story through the use of credible documentary tactics to portray a "fictional documentary." Every mock documentary depends on its viewers believing its premise....   [tags: Mock documentary Film Essays]
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Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope was one of the greatest poets of enlightment during the Augustan period and one of the major influences on English literature (Alexander Pope Biography, 2011). He was an English essayist, critic, and satirist best known for his work and heroic couplet poems (Liukkonen, 2008). Alexander Pope wrote more proverbial lines than any other poet other than Shakespeare (Macy, 1961). Pope had a lot of passion for what he did and he wanted his readers to view poetry how he viewed it. Not to reduce from the strength of thought but to increase the happiness of the language (Bloom, 2005)....   [tags: Biography] 1576 words
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Similar Attitudes Toward Machinery, Language, and Substance in Wordsworth, Pope and Dryden - Similar Attitudes Toward Machinery, Language, and Substance in Wordsworth, Pope and Dryden William Wordsworth’s “Preface to Lyrical Ballads” is from the Romantic Period of British literature, while Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” and John Dryden’s “Mac Flecknoe” are both from the Neoclassical Period; “The Rape of the Lock” is from the Augustan Age, while “Mac Flecknoe” is from the Restoration (“Literary”). Despite these discrepancies in the time periods that their respective works were produced, however, Wordsworth, Pope, and Dryden express similar attitudes toward machinery, language, and substance....   [tags: Pope Dryden Wordsworth compare Essays]
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Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, "The Rape of Lock" and "The Eve of St. Agnes." Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, "The Rape of Lock." On the other hand, "The Eve of St....   [tags: essays research papers] 1277 words
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Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape - Date rape is not a rare incident. Surveys indicate that in 84% of rape cases, the victim knows the attacker, and 57% of rapes occur on dates (Warshaw 11). However, what is even more surprising than these high statistics is that most incidents of date rape go unreported. Several theories exist that try to explain this phenomenon. For example, many women may refuse to believe that their “friend” raped them. In fact, they could eventually convince themselves that it never happened. Additionally, there is confusion following the attack in which memory and emotions become mixed up....   [tags: The Tragedy of Date Rape]
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Rape - Here is a number for you: 354,670. That is the number of women that were raped in 1995 (RAINN 1). That is equivalent of one woman being raped every two minutes (RAINN 1). Want more numbers. “In the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault” (RAINN 1). And one more statistic that might get your attention is that only 37% of rapes are reported to the authorities (RAINN 2). Fortunately, there are ways to drastically reduce these numbers. For starters women need to know what constitutes rape....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Rape - The poem “Rape,” by Adrienne Rich maps the journey of a woman who is “…guilty of the crime of having been forced.” (Ln. 14-15) The nameless woman in this poem not only has to endure a physical rape, but also a social and emotional one. She struggles desperately to find her footing in a world that has been forever changed to her. She no longer feels at home in her own body, amongst society, and even within the safety of her own mind. The rape of a woman does not end with the act itself. It is merely the first step of many on a long, lonely and deserted road....   [tags: essays research papers] 696 words
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Rape - Rape "I take a look through the bars at the last sights of a world that has gone very wrong for me. Can it be there's some sort of error. It's hard to stop the surmounting terror. Is it really the end, not some crazy dream. Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming. It's not so easy to stop from screaming, but words escape me when I try to speak. Tears, they flow, but why am I crying. I don't believe that there is never an end to the nightmare." Humans never stop to think what the consequences of our behavior will be....   [tags: Papers] 1084 words
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Alexander Pope's An Essay On Man - Alexander Pope's An Essay On Man Alexander Pope's An Essay On Man is generally accepted as a wonderfully harmonious mass of couplets that gather a variety of philosophical doctrines in an eclectic and (because of its philosophic nature) antithetic muddle. No critic denies that Pope's Essay On Man is among the most beautifully written and best of his works, but few also deny that Pope's Essay On Man is an incoherent conglomeration of "incongruous scraps" ("A Letter..." 88) of philosophical axioms....   [tags: Alexander Pope An Essay On Man]
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Alexander Pope's Essay on Man - Alexander Pope's Essay on Man - Man is Never Satisfied Alexander Pope's Essay on Man is a philosophical poem, written, characteristically in heroic couplet. It is an attempt to justify and vindicate the ways of God to man. It’s also a warning that man himself is not as in his pride, he seems to believe the center of all things. Eventhough not truly Christian, the essay makes implicit assumption that man has fallen and that he must seek his own salvation. Pope sets out to demonstrate that no matter how imperfect complex and disturbingly full evil the universe may appear to be, it does function in a rational fashion, according to natural laws and is in fact considered as a whole perfect work of God....   [tags: Alexander Pope's Essay on Man] 514 words
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Date Rape - Date Rape Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, someone is sexually assaulted. Of these approximately 248,000 victims, about 87,000 were victims of completed rape, and 70,000 were victims of sexual assault. Up to 4,315 pregnancies may have resulted from these attacks. Calculations based on the (National Crime Victimization Survey). Rape is often misunderstood. For one reason rapist are usually portrayed as a stranger, his motivation is entirely sexual, and the victim is always a young and sexy female....   [tags: Rape Sexual Assault Crimes Essays]
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Analysis of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man - Analysis of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man   There are three main issues that Pope talks about in his long poem "An Essay on Man." First, the poet evokes a timeless vision of humanity in which the universe is connected to a great chain that extends from God to the tiniest form of life. Secondly, Pope discusses God's plan in which evil must exist for the sake of the greater good, a paradox not fully understandable by human reason. Thirdly, the poem accuses human beings of being proud and impious....   [tags: Pope An Essay on Man]
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The Castration of Eloisa in Pope's Eloisa to Abelard - The Castration of Eloisa in Pope's Eloisa to Abelard If Pope's intent in writing an Ovidian heroic epistle is to show the entire range of his protagonist's emotions from meekness to violent passion, then he was wise to choose the twelfth-century story of Eloisa and Abelard as his subject. Eloisa and her teacher Abelard retired to different monasteries after her family discovered they were lovers and brutally castrated him. Years later, Eloisa by chance intercepted a letter from Abelard to a friend chronicling their love affair....   [tags: Pope Eloisa to Abelard Essays]
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Comparison of Pope and Swift - Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift in their respective poems, The Rape of the Lock and The Progress of Beauty, offer opposite representations of the nature and function of cosmetics in eighteenth century society. In The Rape of the Lock, Pope gives a positive representation of cosmetic’s nature and function in eighteenth century society. On the other hand, Swift’s representation takes a very negative tone. Both poets clearly appreciate and admire the natural beauty of a woman and their opposite opinions and therefore representation of the nature and function of cosmetics, springs from this admiration....   [tags: essays research papers] 1665 words
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Milton Vs Pope - A Crime of Fate In Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve commit the first sin, and from this point on, all other sins are mere copies of this. Alexander Pope uses this to his benefit when he depicts the crime in The Rape of the Lock. By alluding to Milton’s work, Pope is able to comically refer to the cutting of a lock of hair as a tragic and epic event. In doing this, he paradoxically assumes that the crime is not one of personal fault, but one fated to happen by God, just as in Paradise Lost....   [tags: essays research papers] 578 words
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Free Essays - Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man - Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man An enormous emphasis was placed on the ability to think and reason during the Enlightenment. People during this era thought and reasoned about a variety of topics. Some people concerned themselves with the issue of God, which consequently caused many to question the church. Others were concerned with the organization of the Universe, and man’s place within that Universe. The first epistle of Alexander Pope’s “Essay on Man” can be considered an articulation of the Enlightenment because it encompasses three major concerns of the people during the Enlightenment....   [tags: Alexander Pope Essay on Man] 687 words
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Happiness in the Fourth Epistle of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man - Alexander Pope's philosophical poem An Essay on Man, published in 1732-134, may even more precisely be classified, to use a German phrase, as Weltanschauungliche Dichtung (worldviewish poetry). That it is appropriate to understand An Essay on Man as world view in verse, as a work which depicts humanity's relationship to and understanding of a perplexing and amazing world, is indicated in the statement of the poem's "Design" in which the author avows that his goal was to examine "Man in the abstract, his Nature and his State." Indeed, Pope sought to fulfill his agenda by describing in each of the work's four "epistles" the nature and state of man with respect (1) to the universe, (2) to man himself as an individual, (3) to society, and finally, (4) in relation to happiness....   [tags: Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man]
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Examining of Estrich´s and Pineau´s Discussion on Rape - ... Women must display “reasonable” physical resistance to ensure that the man has notice of the woman’s non-consent. The law expects the woman to put themselves in harm’s way to fight off their perpetrator. Women are expected to “fight like a man.” The law does not expect a man to “be sensitive like a woman” and make sure the woman is okay with the sex. Here we can recognize the double standard and sexist expectations. Estrich recognizes that it is unfair to expect women to follow standards when they are trained to respond differently....   [tags: law on rape, aggression, legal system] 1473 words
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Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood - Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood "Rape Fantasies" is written by Margaret Atwood in 1977. Basically this short story is about the narrator, named Estelle, recalling a conversation of several women during their lunch hour. It starts with one of Estelle's co-workers, asking the question 'How about it, girls, do you have rape fantasies?'(pg 72) The story goes on with each woman telling their supposed 'rape fantasy' to one another. As each is telling their fantasy, Estelle is doing her best to try to deflect the situation by making jokes about their fantasies....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Rape Fantasies Essays]
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