Essays On Porphyria
Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century.In 1842, he published 'Dramatic Lyrics' which included the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess'.It means that in each poem, the narrators end up killing their wives.In 'Porphyria's Lover', the narrator justifies his actions by saying he wanted to preserve the perfect moment in time."That moment she was mine, mine, fair Perfectly pure and good:"At that point of pure passion, the narrator's lover belonged to him totally - the repeated words "mine, mine" emphasise this.Warren’s Profession” all use these false ideals of society to their advantage by implicating them into their themes of My Last Duchess Peter Madari TA #40 English 11 Good Morrow Cindy, good friend.Beautiful Cindy, how long it has been since we have exchanged words. I want to share with you some of my memories of my life.It also may be viewed as a love story of the Duchess and Antonio with a tragic ending.However, when looking deeper into the play and the characters themselves, I consider this play a good one which brings me more complicated ideas and vivid pictures. Porphyria’s control of the situation is shown in lines, “And made her smooth white shoulder bare / And all her yellow hair displaced / And stooping , made my cheek lie there.” The use of the verb “made” indicates force on Porphyria's part.
Like in the previous texts, the Duchess had an arranged marriage because she couldn't stand up to her father.In "My Last Duchess' the Duke talks about the picture before talking about the duchess, giving us a clear idea of his sense of priorities, and the importance he places on certain things.The character of the duke is related to art- cold, artificial, non natural, while the duchess's character is compared with warm, alive, natural beauty.I believe he thinks of himself as Neptune, being all powerful and ruling, and he compares...;§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ as the work of my report.¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ may be plainly regarded as a tragedy of the Duchess.In the same breath, he draws his guest's attention to his latest acquisition - a new bronze in the shape of Neptune, the mythical Roman god of the sea.I think by doing this the Duke is making a sly reference to his own aims in capturing his next wife.On the surface, the narrators in each poem show completely different characteristics.In 'Porphyria's Lover', the narrator shows powerful emotions towards Porphyria, which demonstrate his strong romantic feelings.It is as if the narrator is helpless and does not want to be seduced by this woman.It is also noted that the word “stooped” implies that she is somehow above or ranked higher than the narrator and so the reader can identify with them.