She said “two weeks later, my father announced to me that the duke had asked for my hand in marriage and that I was to marry him within a month.
‘I gave my word without asking your consent’[father to daughter]…This declaration seemed like a death sentence to be kept up for women, this led to the idea that women were seen as objects or accessories to their men.
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.
In 'Porphyria's Lover' Browning gives the reader a dramatic insight into the twisted mind of an abnormally possessive lover, who wishes the moment of love to last forever.
In this essay, 'Porphyria's Lover' will be compared to Robert Browning's other dramatic monologue, 'My Last Duchess', where an ..middle of the document...In objection to these false ideals, writers began to speak out against them to bring attention to society of their wrong doings and unobtainable standards.The writers of “My Last Duchess”, “On the Western Circuit”, and “Mrs.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.Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess Compare the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning.What do they reveal about attitudes to women and relationships in the nineteenth century?But thanked Somehow - I know not how - as if she ranked My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name With anybody's gift."The Duke justifies his actions by thinking his wife did not deserve her position as Duchess, or live up to the responsibilities that her noble stance required.In "My Last Duchess" the Duke does not seem to show any compassion or understanding for his late wife.Indeed, he seems to be more of a 'woman collector' in the way that he collects art, as he sets his sights on the daughter of the Count."Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed At starting, is my object" This word 'object', whilst it means 'aim', also shows that the Duke wants to add this woman to his collection - almost like a piece of art.