The Duke is speaking to an agent negotiating the marriage of another wife. During the negotiations, the Duke accompanies the servant upstairs into his private art gallery and shows him the painted picture of his now dead wife, painted directly on the walls of the gallery by a great artist at the time, called Pandolf. The painting is kept behind a curtain that only the he can draw to reveal the painting to a visitor. The Duke comments on the painting and recounts the circumstances in which it was painted, and what became of his unfortunate last wife. He is drawing the agent’s attention, in particular, to his former wife’s beautiful facial features - her glance and smile, which mirror immense happiness.
‘Ozymandias’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ are both poems about the pride of men and how it always leads to ruin. ‘Ozymandias’ looks at the pride of men as opposed to Nature, and declares it a foolish notion, mocking humanity as whole. ‘My Last Duchess’ looks at the pride of men in contrast to emotions and portrays it as a dangerous force, describing pride as an insinuating sickness of the mind.
On the other hand, his secrets were exposed and he wasn’t rich. He was in fact a phony person and tried to make everyone else idol him. For this reason, he always tried to take advantage of anyone and anything and if plans didn’t work, he would just pack up and move away to start fresh. For this reason, I found the Duke
Similarly, “My last duchess “ incorporates the same selfless commitment explored in “Cousin Kate”. The duke, the narrator of the poem is identified as a monster since he murdered his wife because of her immature persona. The duchess’ “ looks went everywhere” and the duke also mentioning that other men could draw her to “blush”. We learn within the poem that the duke was a famous man, and because he married a tart, he wouldn't allow “his gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name” to become badly reputed. This indicates that the duke was committed to his family name and wouldn’t let careless women destroy his
The king and Duke were big characters in the novel using deception for greed. They only cared about what other people could do for them and what they could gain from other people. When the men learned about a family whose dad had passed away they saw a perfect opportunity for personal gain. They acted like they were the Wilks brothers to get the inheritance money of the man's brothers. ‘“My, way the king's eyes did shine!
The knight is angry and disgusted with his new wife whom he only sees as " ugly, elderly, and poor” (Chaucer. 1063). The knight has practically barred himself from being happy with her because of his close-minded, unchanged generalization and the wife is upset because of her judgmental, single-minded
No ingress, neither egress that is the great exponent of arrogance, the external world does not matter for the Prince and his friends; only their pleasures and happiness is important for them. Secondly, the Prince´s strange tastes are linked with the gloom and darkness of the death. “The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects […]” (Poe E. A. year of publication?
Duke claims to have many practices which might mean that he isn 't really committed to one job. Dauphine claims to be the prince of France. “...didn 't take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn’t no kings nor dukes, at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds. But I never said nothing…”(Twain 147). He satires that nobody dares to confront people who are making false claim.
The speaker described the husband punishing the woman in a “quick and curt and unkind” way. The alliteration of the cacophonic sound of the letter ‘c/k’, shows the harshness of the husband’s treatment towards his wife, adding on to the fact that the husband did not appreciate what his wife did for him. His “self-satisfied face” shows how much pride this man has. Although this is stereotypical, men have a tendency to not let their pride down over anything. In this case, the husband let his pride get in the way of appreciating what his wife did for her, and instead become embarrassed by the situation.
In comparison to the rigid patriarchal society portrayed in “My Last Duchess”, Keats’ “La Belle Dame sans Merci” illustrates how the freedom of individual expression in the romantic period affects people’s perspective on love. While the narrative persona in “My Last Duchess” demands his wife to devote her love to him, the protagonist of “La Belle Dame sans Merci” devotes to the woman he loves even though the love is unrequited. This is evident through the repetition of the line “On the cold hill side.” throughout the poem. The noun phrase “cold hill” suggests that the knight is lonely and depressed when he waits for the woman solely, however unlike the narrative persona of “My Last Duchess”, he would not demand the woman to love him instead he would wait patiently until the day his affection towards her is accepted. Subsequently, through the knight’s patience in waiting for the woman he favours, Keats highlights the strong affection she has for the woman.
He is in fact the only jester to abandon his master, Duke Ferdinand by escaping into the woods of Arden. Robert Hill Goldsmith calls his early complaints and vulgar nature as “an attack on the pastoral tradition. Also Chris Wiley comments that Touchstone’s vulgarity and tendency to complain makes the readers dislike him, but Shakespeare created Touchstone to serve as a parodist. For example, in the play, Duke senior compares his life in exile to a vacation. He says, “hath not old custom made this life more sweet/ than that of painted pomp”.
Revenge: A Narrative and Scientific Perspective Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Browning’s “My Last Duchess” both revolve around revenge. We are introduced to men who swear vengeance on other characters. Yet, the mindsets of these men are, in some aspects, very different. To truly comprehend a story, we have to understand why authors make their characters behave the way they do in addition to the message being presented. In the case of “The Cask of Amontillado” and “My Last Duchess,” why do both narrators believe murder is totally necessary?