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In real life, Pope lived in the 18th century and has remained popular for his satirical poetry. One of the "great wits" that Orlando spends time with, she alternates between feelings of awe for his literary genius, and disgust for his misogyny. Overall, she’s cognizant that he’s actually a rather ordinary human being.