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What is the character sketch of spider?

What is the character sketch of spider?

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    In the poem, the spider stands as a metaphor for the manipulative men who uses flattery and false words to get their work done. The spider is wily and wicked. He knows how to trap naive flies by using flattery and false words. The poet portrays the spider as a manipulative shrewd man who in order to prove their “sincere love” for naive women, symbolized by the fly, can do anything. When the spider sees that materialistic greed didn’t work on the fly, he resorts to the tactics of flattery to lure the fly.

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