Pope was a lover of Linda. His character is rather ambiguous and controversial. He brought alcohol to Linda’s home, and they had sleepless nights together. Pope gave a complete book of Shakespeare works to John when he was at the age of twelve. The boy reads the passage, and those words resemble him relations between Pope and Linda. John becomes older and hates Pope more and more, comparing him to Iago, a villain of Othello and with the murderous King Claudius, declaring he will kill him while he lies in bed. He tried to kill Pope. However, Linda heard that.
Pope in the Essays