character sketch of fly in the spider and the fly

character sketch of fly in the spider and the fly

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    The fly, like the spider in the poem, is also personified to depict certain human traits. The poet personifies man as the spider and woman as the fly and talks about how innocent women are to the sweet talks of men and that they should be more cautious. The fly shows her good sense of judgment initially by declining the spider’s invitation to his home. She knows what happens once someone goes inside. The fly is cautious and wary of the materialistic charms of the spider but falls into his trap when he uses “idle, silly flattering words.” Her vanity let her down; “poor foolish thing.”

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