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  • Essay Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory

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    Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory “Porphyria’s Lover” and “The Laboratory” both deal with crimes of passion. Explore ways Browning explains ways of obsessive nature of his character and analysis the effects of literary techniques. “Porphyria’s Lover” is a poem about a crime and passion. Porphyria is a young, wealthy girl who seems to have abandoned her family’s tradition of choosing wealthy men as lovers. Her lover remains anonymous, this could be because he has murdered her and does

  • Porphyria's Lover

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    Porphyria’s Lover is a typical dramatic monologue by Browning, where we get an insight into the narrator’s thoughts. In the poem, we get an insight into the thoughts of a man who kills his love interest out of jealousy: “Nor could to-night’s gay feast restrain.” This gives the impression of Porphyria living a very high status life, just coming from a party, and the narrator being her love interest that she is sneaking away from her life to see. On the other hand, Porphyria’s death could have been

  • Porphyria’s Lover Essay

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    Porphyria’s Lover The finest woks of Browning endeavor to explain the mechanics of human psychology. The motions of love, hate, passion, instinct, violence, desire, poverty, violence, and sex and sensuousness are raised from the dead in his poetry with a striking virility and some are even introduced with a remarkable brilliance. Thanks to the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, so many people living in such close quarters, poverty, violence, and sex became part of everyday life

  • Theme Of Porphyria's Lover

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    Violence towards a woman who was once desired and wor-shipped by men appears to be a recurring motif in Browning's po-ems. "Porphyria's lover" is one of the earliest dramatic mono-logues by Robert Browning in which he explores the mind of an insane male lover. Browning reveals the changing thoughts and feelings as well as the emotional disorder of his speaker. The reader often perceives a gap between what the speaker says and what he actually reveals. The poem depends upon the reader's abil-ity to

  • The Demon Lover Essay

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    good, when in reality they are not at all. In Elizabeth Bowen’s short story called The Demon Lover, a woman’s long lost lover tracks her down and leaves her a letter. In the letter he asks her to keep her vow and spend her life with him. After getting scared the woman tries to run away by getting into a taxi.. Another situation quite similar to this happens in an anonymous poem also titled, The Demon Lover, but the woman in the poem agrees to leave with the man and ends up getting killed by him. Although

  • D.H.Lawrence Sons and Lovers

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    'In Sons and Lovers, Paul is not really torn between Miriam and Clara but rather between his mother and his father.' Discuss. Sons and Lovers is considered one of the greatest English novels of the twentieth century. Centred on the lives of an English rural family, the novel explores issues relating to marriage, family, industrialism, class and sexuality. While the first sections of the book focus on the early marriage of Mr and Mrs. Morel, it is their second son Paul who comes to dominate the

  • The Demon Lover By Elizabeth Bowen

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    Written by Elizabeth Bowen, “The Demon Lover” was First published in The Listener in 1941, and reprinted in The Demon Lover and Other Stories in 1945 , “The Demon Lover” is typically initiated as a clever tale of witchcraft possession. The story takes place in the in the middle of World War I and II, when the main protagonist Kathleen Drover returns to her house in London to pick up some things after her family moved due to the bombing from the war. “The Demon Lover” is a tale of one woman 's introspective

  • Elizabeth Bowen The Demon Lover

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    Natural or supernatural? “The Demon Lover”, by Elizabeth Bowen, is a short story that tells of the protagonist, Mrs. Drover, and her frightful experience with a ghost. After returning to *her horrifying home in London succeeding World War 2, her guilt and anxiety of breaking her promise to her dead fiancé creates a situation of devilish illusions, leading to a suspenseful ending. It is believed that these experiences could have been either natural, in the thought that these events were made up in

  • The Demon Lover Literary Analysis

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    across the margins of decorative paper. In the short story, “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen, the main character endures the hardships of retaining mental sanity when facing a past lover returning home years later. In the same way, the poem “Answers to Letters” by Tomas Tranströmer explains in first person point of view the overbearing weight of anxious thoughts arising from time elapsing. Using comparable symbols, “The Demon Lover” and “Answers to Letters” characters illustrate how unstable weather

  • Rhetorism In Sons And Lovers

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    text. In this deconstructive interpretation of D.H. Lawrence’s “Sons and Lovers”, a biographical context has been created in an attempt to analyse the text by outlining and matching up incidents and/or events, and characters in the novel which are projections of real life events and people in the life of the author himself. Indeed, there are so many things in “Sons and Lovers” that bear resemblances to