As he shows the visitor around the palace, he stops before a portrait of the late Duchess, apparently a young and lovely lady. The Duke begins to reflect on the portrait and then the Duchess herself. The central theme of love and obsession in My Last Duchess is implied throughout the poem. ‘… since none puts by the curtain I have drawn for you, but emphasizes the Duke’s dominating, selfish and sinister personality, showing that
His general demeanor is loud, commanding, and abrasive. As is shown when he calls his wife a “rash wanton” and demands “[the] little changeling boy to be [his] henchmen”(Shakespeare 2.1 49,105). Showing a before stage of his coercive nature. He does not let go of grudges easily as is demonstrated by his actions throughout the play. However, for being the most spectacularly unnatural character in the entire play, he has the most natural transformation out of the all the other characters.
Furthermore, this shows that the Duke prefers the last Duchess as a painting instead of an alive person. This mirrors his personality as a selfish person. Browning wrote this poem in the structure of a dramatic monologue which makes it sound like one long speech without interruptions. This shows the Duke’s selfishness as he wants everyone to listen to him. In addition, this signifies that he is telling a story of his jealousy about the
While Tom and Daisy at least try to appear happy and loving, Myrtle and George are hardly identifiable as married. Myrtle has lost complete interest in George and any life that she has with him, and runs off with Tom to live the extravagant life that she’s always wanted. Even before George and Myrtle were married, Myrtle’s understanding was that George was wealthy and powerful. Upon finding out that he didn’t have everything that she dreamed of, she stopped being in love with the idea of being with George, leading to an affair with Tom years later. “She smiled slowly and walking through her husband as if he were a ghost and shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye.” We can see the disinterest she has for George by comparing her attraction towards Tom.
Othello is presented as a respectful and honorable prince loved by all, but unexpectedly he grows an enemy, Iago. Iago vows to get vengeance on Othello because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of Iago. Iago then takes control of fate in the play as he diabolically invents a plan to manipulate Othello into believing that Desdeomona was having an affair with Cassio. Furthermore, Othello’s tragic flaw was that he was gullible, therefore eventhough Othello was infatuated with Desdemona he chose to believe in Iago’s lies about Desdemona’s “affair”. For example, throughout the entire play, Othello committed irrational actions voluntarily because he was overtaken by jealousy that Iago developed with lies.
In conclusion, Macbeth was making a wrong choice so his consequences at the end is overwhelming and his action has lead him to become a tragic character. The character Macbeth has consumed the ambition of himself and Lady Macbeth him has shifted himself form a heroic into a ring of murderous. After he has knew it he has making the mistake however his hand is cover with blood and guilt that he cannot turn back. The Macbeth 's tragic flaw in character was the pairing of his ambition with easily influence by lady Macbeth. Throughout the play we see many examples of Macbeth 's conflict between his ambition to attain the crown and his passive attitude towards the actions that are required to
It also describes the characters of the Duke because he is obsessed with being in control. The Duke reveals his manipulative characteristics through the poem. The poem is composed of several terms and phrases that describe the Dukes personality, and his views about officiousness. He is obviously overly confident, and believes that his Duchess should worship his every move. According to him, the Duchess did not treat the Duke with the respect that he wished, and, consequently, he gave orders to kill her.
However in ‘My Last Duchess’, it seems to focus more on patriarchal power, (the Duke makes it appear that he cares for his last Duchess much more than she cares for him which leads to her death). Browning portrays that the Duke was jealous and very dismissive of her, leading to her mysterious disappearance. The themes of obsession and madness also run in the two poems. In ‘My Last Duchess’, the Duke disapproves of the smiles and blushes the Duchess gives to other people - even though they are entirely innocent. Shown by the quote “Too easily impressed; she likes whate’er/She looked on, and her looks went everywhere”.
In act 2, scene 7, Portia evidently judges the Prince of Morocco by his skin colour, hoping that suitors of the same complexion would choose the wrong casket. This shows her prejudices against skin colour and her racist attitude. Sexism and Racism are revealed based on what I have leant about Portia. Women oppression can be seen when her father made it mandatory for her suitors to be chosen via the casket test. She does not have the freedom of choosing who her husband would be even if she has fallen in love with him.
Hero and Leander is one of his most famous narrative poems that was published in 1598, however because of Marlowe’s mysterious early death, it was unfinished until George Chapman continued the poem and finally finished. Hero and Leander was one of his best works in the nineteenth century which became his best discovery of love genre and change his life from an unknown and unread poet to an exalted position as a precursor or near equal of Shakespeare (William, 1969). This love included a romantic poem which also one of the characteristics of literary works in the Elizabethan era. As the historians state that the reign of Queen Elizabeth I can be depicted as a golden age in English because she realized the importance of arts to the life and legacy of her nation. As the result English greatest playwrights, authors, and writers were actively produced their literary works ‒ including Christopher Marlowe ‒ in different genre, though the most