How Does Browning Present Love In The Great Gatsby

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Browning’ poetry explores the consequences of obsession. How effectively does F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby deal with this issue in a different context and form? An idea that continually preoccupies and intrudes on a person’s mental and physical state is a term referred to as 1obsession and can lead to a character’s salvation or undoing. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s, “Sonnets from the Portuguese”, composed in the Victorian age of unparalleled power and industrial revolution, reflects significantly on the ideas of obsession and it’s ramifications through figurative language, poetic devices and techniques. Ideas such as idealistic love and societal expectations are heavily embedded within the Petrarchan sonnet form, which, on the…show more content…
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a female composer in a patriarchal society that is hi ghly religious and traditional, wrote reluctantly about her love for Robert Barrett Browning throughout her poems. Sonnet XIII specifically reflects on parochial Victorian age values and shows how Barrett Browning does not conform to female expectations as she wrote spontaneously about her obsession with love. Similarly, F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals the consequences of obsession with love and the impact of non-conformity in social and historical contexts through the characterisation of Gatsby, who refuses to conform to expectations of immorality and develops an obsession with this. Thus, the issue of different context and forms is significantly ineffective as the consequences of obsession relatively have the same effect even if the influence was different. Barrett Browning presents positive consequences of obsession as her sonnets, whilst being heavily influenced by religion and spirituality, also

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