The duchess would look at everyone in the world as being equal no matter what class they are. The duke however cannot do this. He is too worried about his appearance. "Porphyria's Lover" is a poem in which a man describes an evening in which his lover, Porphyria, visits him and he unexpectedly murders her. In this it is unlike "My Last Duchess" because Porphyria 'worships' her lover unlike the Duke From the title "My Last Duchess", we immediately learn that this is a personal poem to the duke.
It’s not the thing itself, but knowing about it is what’s horrible. Othello’s jealousy overpowers his love for Desdemona as he looks over her on her death bed and contemplates “why did I marry”. Desdemona is oblivious to Othello’s jealousy and believes her husband is the perfect guy. Just when you think Othello would come to his senses and realize this is one of Iago’s conniving behaviors, he kills his wife. He believes “she must die, or else she will betray
“Porphyria’s lover” is a dramatic monologue that describes the events that lead up to Porphyria’s death. A dramatic monologue is a description of events being told by one person, this is also the case in “My Last Duchess”. Porphyria is a higher class then her lover and can never come down to his level in public. Her lover believes that the only way for them to be together is for him to kill her. This essay includes similarities and differences between the poems all under four topics; possession, jealously, the way the woman are killed and different class of the two people in each relationship.
She was romantically involved with Hamlet, and couldn’t handle the fact that her boyfriend murdered her father. This destroyed Ophelia’s character and led to her suicide. Polonius’ son Laertes, had now lost his entire family and wanted to get revenge by assassinating Hamlet. Laertes was having a meeting with Claudius and they were planning the details of how to kill Hamlet.
That violence is the reason that Romeo is banished. His banishment leads to the risky ruse of Juliet’s death, which leads to Romeo coming to Juliet family tomb.” (Kerschen 14) Not only is Romeo responsible for his wife’s death, but for the fact that Juliet missed him so much and caused her to drink the poison to fake her death. But Juliet’s character also faced some flaws such as not telling her parents about the wedding, which ended up with eve more
Shakespeare makes it difficult to understand the reasoning for the need of his daughters to publicly show him their love. They are hi... ... middle of paper ... ...as to pretend to love Goneril and Reagan, two sisters he knew would get jealous and go against each other, Edmund had a plan and he went through with it. Everything was going according, until Edgar found out about it when he discovered his father Gloucester without eyes. Edmund ends up being killed by Edgar. When we look at both characters, we can tell each had conflict between other characters.
Having already been through public disgrace, when her own father, Oedipus found out that he was to fulfill a prophecy; he would kill his father and marry his mother, and this caused Antigone to be full of resentment toward her city. Both of her brothers die in a battle and, Creon, the king of Thebes forbids the burial of one of her brothers, Polynices. This must have driven Antigone to follow her moral law. Considering the love she had for her family as well as her God, she felt that you react upon morals not upon the laws of man. That morale law was to honor her brother and give him the respectful and proper burial that he deserved just as her other brother was given.
Hamlet continually criticizes her incestuous liaison with his uncle, her brother-in-law, and uses her connections with his uncle in order to further his plan to have revenge on his uncle. In other Shakespearian plays, the male characters usually have respect for the women that they are associated with; in Hamlet, however, Shakespeare chooses to instead portray women more realistically. At the time when this play was written, it was very common for women to be used merely as pawns for either their fathers, brothers, husbands, or lovers. This shows Shakespeare’s deviation in this play from his characteristic style of writing-it questions that very style in which his other plays were written. Ophelia, as the protagonist’s love interest, generally would occupy a role in which the main character would be openly smitten with her.
(43-45). I believe this being said, the duke is over examining things, the smile can simply come off as simply being a nice person, but to duke sees it in a different light. He views it as being flirtatious. The poem begins and ends with him mourning the loss of his deceased Duchess, but from the way that the mighty Duke speaks, he knows more about her death than he leads us to believe. The Duke chooses his word very carefully, when he talks to his friend about the painting of his wife.
At the Capulets ball, tybalt is speaking to his uncle Lord Capulet, at this time he states "uncle this is a Montague, our foe". (1.3.63) This gave the reader a better understanding about how much the Montagues and Capulets really despised each other. After realizing how much the two families disliked each other I thought it was a very very bold move by Romeo and Juliet to go through with marrying each other. By devoting themselves to each other, they are risking their relationships with their families. People believed that their love could help heal the life long war between their families.