Pope's Poems and Prose

in canto iii, pope juxtaposes-that is , places side by side- dying husbands and lapdogs. what is the effect of his juxtaposition?

the effect of his juxtaposition in the rape of the lock

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The juxtaposition of dying husbands and lapdogs is that both husbands and lapdogs in their regular conditions are considered equal. Husbands are seen as their wives happy pets; seeking treats for obedience.