A Memento Of Love

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A memento of love is something that is given willingly. A trophy is something that is more or less taken. Through the study of Pope’s poem, a story is presented providing an example of what can happen when someone treats love as an inappropriate trophy. In the case of the Rape of the Lock, the baron cuts a piece of Belinda’s hair, keeping it as a trophy. His actions were wrong. His obsession with this beautiful maiden has a lasting effect on him. He may have admired her, and thought she was beautiful, but in his case, he wanted her hair as a souvenir for his own gratification. This lasting effect created an inappropriate situation in which Belinda doesn’t find out until later. In the case of this poem, the baron not only acts selfishly,
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