This name-dropping reveals that he is arrogant. He obviously wants the servant to offer some sort of praise about the painting as he asks him, "Will't please you sit and look at her?" He obviously likes to be in control seen as he keeps a picture one presumes he would like everyone to see behind a curtain, so that men that he doesn't wish to look at her can't. He went to the sitting for the painting because he was so jealous. He makes this clear by saying: "Sir, 'twas not Her Husband's presence only, called that spot Of joy into the Duchess' cheek" He disliked the way she took pleasure from all things.
The whole poem is only one stanza long, and each line in the stanza comprises of eight syllables. ‘My Last Duchess’ is about a member of the nobility talking to an ambassador concerning his last wife, who later on in the poem is revealed to have been murdered by the person speaking, who is about to marry his second wife. ‘Porphyria's Lover’ gives an insight into the mind of an exceptionally possessive lover, who kills his lover in order to capture that perfect moment of compassion. ‘Porphyria's Lover’ uses an alternating rhyme scheme during most of the poem except at the end. The whole poem is only one stanza long, and each line in the stanza comprises of eight syllables.
Robert Browning, the author of "My Last Duchess", uses the setting to show the Dukes greed, cruelty, and jealousy. The development of the setting begins with the Duke showing an agent for the Count of Tyrol the curtained picture of his deceased Duchess. Count of Troy sent an agent in order to see if the Duke is worthy to marry his daughter. The fact that he keeps the picture behind closed curtains and deems it a privilege to view the Duke's last Duchess illustrates his possessiveness and greed. "She thanked men--good!
He says that no one could really fault the duchess for her flighty nature, but even if he had the power of speech required to make his expectations from her clear, it was beneath him to do so. He hints at the fact that the duchess seemed to smile at everyone in the same way that s... ... middle of paper ... ...onologue portrays a character that is as decrepit and maniacal as the language is beautiful. The duke is shown to be a controlling, a man who finds fault in the innocence of his wife’s youth, and condemns her to death. His controlling nature is evident from the start, in the way he dictates the emissary’s actions telling him when to sit and rise, and his pride that no one is allowed to draw the curtain but him. He has, in his imagination, reduced his once lovely wife to a mere possession, and refers to her painting as ‘a piece’ of wonder.
She was “too easily impressed'; by the painter (line 23). Fra Pandolf was not the only man that made the duke jealous. Everyone who passed the duchess received “much the same smile'; as the duke (line 44). The duke expected to be the only man to receive a smile from his wife. Another aspect of the duke’s character addressed in the poem is his condescending attitude.
In 1842 he published “ My Last Duchess” The speaker in the poem is believed to be Alfonso Il d’Este (1533-1598) who married fourteen year old Lucrezia di Cosimo de Medici at the age twenty five. When Lucrezia died at the age seventeen, it was suspected that her husband poison her. In the opening of the poem the speaker states “That’s my last duchess painted on the wall” the speaker is referring to his dead wife as he’s showing someone a portrait of her. The setting of the poem takes place in the duke’s palace. “will’t please sit and look at her ?” the speaker talks to his guest and ask them would like to look at the painting of her.
Two Personalities in My Last Duchess The poem "My Last Duchess" is about a powerful Duke, and his beautiful, flirtatious wife who has two different personalities, one that was reality and the other was the lady in the painting. 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. He only drops small hints, to his friend about the death of his Duchess. Which leads me to believe that the Duke killed his wife, or had someone to put her to her death.
The language used in this poem is of praise for this woman's beauty and wonderfulness, words like "lovely, darling, and temperate," show the romantic nature of this verse portraying care and devotion. Shakespeare personifies the Sun by ... ... middle of paper ... ... pain felt she, I am quite sure she felt no pain." This indicates a strong possibility that the lover is insane. Browning uses fallacy for the weather, "the windâ€¦ tore the elm-topsâ€¦and did its worst to vex the lake." This piece is an excellent representation of obsessive love, the lovers mind is occupied purely with the thought of making her his own and no one else's he believes Porphyria is an object rather than a person so he has no problem killing her to eternalize their love.
Clearly Emilia wants to please her husband, so she obeys all of his orders just to avoid any trouble with him. Emilia proves her underrated intelligence by telling everyone about Iago's plan to ruin Othello's and Desdemona's marriage. Iago is oblivious to the fact that Emilia knows everything and is in total shock once she tells everyone. Revealing Iago's plan not only makes her the hero of the story, but it also allows her to prove her underrated intelligence. As a result of her action, ... ... middle of paper ... ...en.
She sees this absolutely absurd comparison fitting for her own selfish purposes. Macbeth, feeling guilty about disappointing his wife, then voices his concerns about failing in their scheme. To no surprise, she convinces him that if he has the confidence and masculinity to kill Duncan, then he will not fail. After Macbeth meets his wife after murdering Duncan, he is in a traumatic state, saying he heard voices. Lady Macbeth feels the best course of action is to, again, question his masculinity, saying “My hands are of your color, but I shame/ To wear a heart so white” (2.