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Essay | Analysis of the Duke in Browning's "My Last Duchess"

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Analysis of the Duke in Browning's "My Last Duchess"

Summary: Robert Browning's poem "My Last Duchess" portrays the Duke of Ferrara as having controlling, jealous, and arrogant traits, both through his words and through his actions. Moreover, the poem suggests that these same character flaws of the Duke's resulted in the death of the Duchess.
Analysis of Duke

In "My Last Duchess", by Robert Browning, the character of Duke is portrayed as having controlling, jealous, and arrogant traits. These traits are not all mentioned verbally, but mainly through his actions. In the beginning of the poem the painting of the Dukes wife is introduced to us: "That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,/ looking as of she were still alive" (1-2). These lines leave us with the suspicion that the Duchess is no longer alive, but at this point were are not totally sure. In this essay I will discuss the Dukes controlling, jealous and arrogant traits he possesses through out the poem.

Duke is portrayed as being a very controlling gentleman. He thinks that no one but himself has the authority to show off his late wife portrait: "Since no one puts by/ The...

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