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In this Canto Pope describes the satirical decent of Umbriel into underworld as the last literary convention of epic poetry that Pope uses Umbriel is the representative of the darker side of the supernatural world and he goes to the Underworld or the Cave of spleen to gain some assistance for the violated In the Cave of Spleen Umbriel discovers two symbols of feminine wiles Ill-nature an old Puritan dressed in black and white and Affectation a woman who pretends to be ill to gain superiority These women give Umbriel a bag full of sighs sobs and passions and the war of tonguesLine 84 and added the gift of a vial of soft sorrows melting griefs and glowing tearsLine 87 These weapons are the female wiles that cause the epic battle between Belinda and the Baron Pope ends the poem stating that Belindas lock will go to heaven with her name inscribed on it so that everyone In the final analysis the scales are tipped in favor of the comical the reader of the poem is impressed by the sheer force of the humor and the grand style serves to exaggerate the ridiculous The laughter and ridicule do not undermine the importance of good sense and virtue in the relations between In conclusion The Rape of the Lock is indeed a mock-heroic to indicate to Arabella Fermor and Lord Petre that they should not worry about trivial things such as the rape of ones lock The Rape of the Lock is an example of how Pope fuses both the classical world with his modern world
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