The poem has a light tone and humorous aspects throughout. In contrast MLD which is written in 19th Century has a much darker and menacing tone; it is about a controlling Duke and his previous duchess and unravels the dark story behind them. PL is a Victorian poem, the poem is gothic, crude and perverted in parrts with a man's strange insane intentions. However all these poems are linked by the idea of the male possessing and controlling a woman. H on the other hand is a woman's interpretation of a 19th century fictional character and how this character is left with feelings of violent hatred after being let down in marriage by her fiancé who has wed her to gain some of her riches.
Robert Browning uses jealousy as a theme for most of his poems, claiming that the duke in the poem “My Last Duchess” was obsessed with the Duchess and kills her due to the fact that he does not want other men to be seduced by her appearance, and likeness. In relation to this in “Porphyria's Lover” Browning displays this theme in the poem by talking about how the Young man took this nice young woman into his house, and then strangled her and kept her corpse so he could be with her. In the poem “A Light Woman” Browning talks about a flirtatious woman who takes a man’s attention and then diverts her attention towards one of his friends who in the end wins her heart. The speaker unravels his jealousy as she changes her attraction to another man. He uses the characters portrayal in each of the poems.
When reading this story I got the feeling that although the mother was sleeping with all these men to make ends meet, she was also doing it to fill a void in her. Maybe it was the loving and belonging of a male figure in her life. "For a brief second, I almost mistake him for the ghost of his father, an older lover who disappeared with the night's shadows a long time ago. "The mother longs so much for that void to be filled that she makes up a story for he son if he should wake up. "Should my son wake up, I have prepared my fabrication...I will tell him that his father has come, that an angel brought him back from Heaven for a while."
The story of this poem perhaps has a historical allusion: a reference to a similar occurrence in history (including the duke of ferrara). The duke is speaking to envoy his first wife who is apparently dead. From what he is telling him, we can conclude that he is arrogant, domineering and very insecure in relationships. “There she stands as if alive”. He tells the agent that she looks as she was alive and her smiles stopped at his command, which would be seen as a direct admission of murder.
A love letter with pure, written thoughts and something just for you, something to read and re-read each night. Something to remind you that sometime, maybe not so long ago, someone has loved you so much that he wrote his lovely thoughts about you and was confident enough to make you read it. I’ve never received a special, handwritten love letter. But I’m still holding on to a string of hope maybe, someday. Love letters is one of the oldest way of showing your love for him/her.
Pariya Chanchaisri Period 6, AP English Literature Dr. Clark June 10th, 2010 Death of a Moor It is pretty clear that Othello from Othello, the Moor of Venice, is considered as the tragic hero of the play. He dismisses Cassio from his position as his lieutenant; he has an extremely weak mind when it comes to being influenced. He ends up killing himself. More importantly, he had committed his sin by putting Desdemona, his most loyal wife, on a situation where she “were best” to remain silent. But do you ever wonder the true cause for Othello to murder his most loyal and faithful wife?
In the play, Hamlet is portrayed as a very philosophical character that thinks and analyzes every situation to the extreme. Hamlet undergoes many difficult situations such as the murder of his father, which causes him to act in a very mad and crazy manner, which plays a role in his relationship with Ophelia. Before the incident of Hamlet’s father’s death, Hamlet loves Ophelia and he demonstrates this by showing romantic gestures such as exchanging love letters with her. Hamlet sends her letters in which he refers to her as “the most beautified Ophelia” and his “soul’s idol” (2.2.109-110). Hamlet clearly demonstrates his expressions and feeling towards her through this letter and shows us that he does love her.
Why does Iago hate Othello? Go deep on this one Iago’s gay and loves Othello From the beginning Shakespeare sets up Emilia and Iagos rocky relationship. “You rise play, and go to bed to work,” Iago is completely degrading and twisted toward women. Emilia responds to Iago by saying “You shall no write my praise.” Iago portrays strong negative feelings toward women which is portrayed through his actions. Iago’s murder of Emilia could also come from the general hatred of women that he displays.
Compare and Contrast Two Short Stories Angel Primiano English 125 Introduction to Literature Raymond Nowak June 27, 2011 COMPARE AND CONTRAST Compare and Contrast Two Short Stories Both Kate Chopin in "The Story of an Hour" and James Thurber in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" discuss the relationship between married couples. As will be set forth in this paper, the authors reach similar conclusions through very different methods. Neither character relates well to his/her spouse and both are in an unhappy marital situation. It is fairly certain that both Mitty and Mrs. Mallard are loved by their spouses and according to all outward appearances, are in good marriages. Both long to be free, but both have trouble admitting that fact to themselves in a way that will allow them to do something about their situations.
Patmore wants to shows the world how beautifully perfect his wife is but contradicts himself in return. Saying women as pure and pious and then degrading her in the poem by making her a powerless human without her husband. However in the poem, the woman faces any difficulty and still has the heart to love her husband. She takes the blame for her husband, even though she knows that the men won’t acknowledge her even if they are helping their husband. This image of weak women created a great deal of anger in women who read this poem and one of them was Virginia Wolf.