• “The Rape of the Lock” by Alexander Pope published in 1712 is a mock-heroic narrative which satirically
    glorifies trivial incident of cutting of locks of protagonist Belinda. This poem was written in the
    Augustan Era (1660-1784) which is marked by the period of scientific reason and rationality, whose
    effect can be seen on the writers of those times. This timeline is particularly important to analyse the
    episode of the Cave of Spleen.