Belinda: Depicted in The Poem The Rape Of The Lock

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      Belinda is the principal target of satire in the poem The Rape Of The Lock. She represents the high class fashionable aristocratic ladies of the contemporary 18th century English society. Who suffered from all the vanities follies and lack of moral sense. In this mock heroic epic, Belinda just represents those classes of contemporary women folk, who only knew to pass their time in constructing vain daydreams. In canto 1 Belinda has been introduced as a woman of superb beauty and charm. Alexander Pope says, "Belinda smiled and all the world become gay". When she is first introduced to us we learnt the brightness of her eyes even surfaces the brightness of the sun.

Belinda has been introduced as a woman of superb beauty and charm.
The Rape Of The Lock

      At the same time she is found a complete lazy women, Who continues to sleep till the hour of twelve in the day and who on waking up at that hour falls asleep again. Then Belinda is ultimately awakened by the licking tongue of her pet dog Shock. But the most amazing picture of Belinda can be found in canto 1 when she is presented in front of her dressing table.

      The episode reveals different silver vessel or caskets arranged in an order. The beauty of Belinda is shown as just like a divine Goddesses and when she decorates herself with all the cosmetics, jewelries, pearls, gems with the suite fragrance of Arabia. Then her beauty almost surpasses every other object in the world. Belinda reveals in the later cantos her spirit of a champion being remained victorious in the game of cards. After her locks got cut down then her screams reached to the sky, and all this thing show the courage and stamina on the part of her powerful soul. This is how Belinda as the chief protagonist in the poem has been scratched by Pope.

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