Analysis Of Robert Browning's Soliloquy Of The Spanish Cloister

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Have you ever had that feeling of disliking someone for no apparent reason? It is interesting how people can find hate or discomfort from the simplest of things, especially when there is no reason to dislike it. An example of this phenomenon is the monk’s anger and envy towards Brother Lawrence in Robert Browning’s “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.” The dramatic monologue features a speaker who has a deep hate for one of his brothers. The conflict with the monk and Brother Lawrence is correlated to modern day culture and TV shows such as the Fairly Odd Parents and The Simpsons. Robert Browning’s “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” is a dramatic monologue about an unnamed monk who is expressing hatred and envy towards Brother Lawrence, who …show more content…
It is not necessary that you like all of them. But there are some moments that we dislike someone for no apparent reason. This is shown from the speaker’s hate towards Brother Lawrence in Robert Browning’s “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.” From this poem, the sinful inner psyche of the speaker is exposed whenever he plans evil deeds towards someone who doesn’t seem to deserve it according to the reader. We see that the monk’s hate towards Brother Lawrence is shown in our modern-day culture and television such as the Fairly Odd Parents and The Simpsons. This shows that the idea behind the poem from a long time ago can be reproduced to our modern-day lives. This exemplifies the idea of how we as people now are not as different as the one from the past. We still have the same hate about someone who doesn’t necessarily deserve it like the one from the past. And because of it, it tells us the idea of not despising one another. Because when we hate someone, it brings the worst in us and makes us seem corrupt in the eyes of other people. We need to love one another and more importantly, forgive and forget so that we don’t stoop down to the level that the unnamed monk, Mr. Turner, and Homer Simpson’s irrational

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