6 March 2014

Book Review: The Rape of the Lock

The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this book for a class on 18th Century Writing. And while a challenge to get through this mock epic poem, the language and imagery is beautiful. It reads almost like a fairytale.

It is however about a women having a lock of hair cut off.

An interesting comment (or observation?) on Pope's part on women. And I wonder, despite how far society has come, that women today would not react in similar extravagant fashion to someone cutting off their hair unceremoniously. I know I would.

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