The Themes Of Love In Porporphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

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Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover” he talks about Porphyria and the man she was seeing. Browning doesn’t give the male character a name but the poem was being told from the male character’s point of view. When reading from his point of view at first the reader would think that this poem would be the typical love poem because of the narrator’s tone. But that had suddenly changed as the reader continues to read on and find out that he ends up killing her toward the end of the poem. After he killed her to him it was as if she was still alive to him. He continued the night’s event as if nothing had ever happen sitting her up fixing her hair and kissing her rosy cheeks. Also, by reading the first few line the reader can conclude that the two characters obviously comes from different walks of life. But the couple did not let that obstacle get in the way of them seeing and communicating with one another on a daily bases. In the poem “Porphyria’s Lover” immediately we are introduced to Porphyria. The narrator first describes Porphyria as being drenched in water, he explains how she had “laid her soiled …show more content…
As the reader reads through this poem they can conclude that love will drive a person to do the most craziest thing. Now that the narrator has killed his young lover it leaves me, a reader wondering was killing her a smart thing to do. Now that she is dead does this mean he will be single forever in respect for young Porphyria? Or will he move on and meet another woman and possible killing her as well. At the end of the poem the narrator questions why god hadn’t punished him yet. Did that mean now that his lover was died that meant he was ready to die as well so they could be together in their after life. So many unanswered question may run through a readers head but you can only assume what happens after the poem

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