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    Above and Below the Law The Tyrannicide Brief, by Geoffrey Robertson is nothing short of compelling. The audience is guided through the legal process, which lead to Charles I’s execution. Robertson’s assiduity in research is highly visible in The Tyrannicide Brief. Readers are not only presented with facts, but taken on a journey that is more than exceptional. Robertson manages to combine law, politics, and social history in one story. Robertson thoroughly brings to life the story of John Cooke. John Cooke, a man who dared to embrace the prosecution of Charles I. Ironically John Cooke himself would be tried for treason when Charles II rises to power. Robertson paints a very vivid mural of facts that implicitly reveals the extent of research that was dedicated into The Tyrannicide Brief. Despite the phenomenal storytelling by Robertson, it is worth questioning whether Robertson wrote The Tyrannicide Brief with bias. Gruesome details are brought to surface in the book. These gruesome details assist with painting a portrait of a very brutal, bloody, and cruel execution practice. Robertson uses these gruesome details to accurately depict and display a realistic experience of 17th century England. “Cooke was quickly stripped and bent over backwards, as his genitals were cut off with a sharp knife. He was held up, conscious, while they were dangled in front of his googling eyes before the hangman threw them into a bucket.” (Robertson, Pg. 337) It is questionable whether these…

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    Jessie Sisavat Professor Agocs Modern Germany 03/16/15 Monday Imperial Germany and Weimar Republic Modern Germany has raised to an era that many European countries never foreseen. The Imperialism of the German Empire started with a constitutional ruling of a monarch. It consists with the elected members of the parliaments that creates and endorses laws for the German Empire. After the German Empire defeat during World War 1, the Weimar Republic was ascended to the German administration. The…

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    Poems happen to be words that mean more than they look. May they express a message, describe someone’s point of view of his/her life or anything, poems are able to do so much with so little. Such is how famous poet of the 19th century Robert Browning managed to do with his writings. Through his writings of My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover, we will look upon the way that he believes men would become alongside women. Replaced for stronger than interesting To start it off, let’s discuss…

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    “Checking Out Me History” both express anger through a first person perspective, in the form of a dramatic monologue, although the poems offer two different portrayals of anger. In Browning’s poem, the reader is introduced to a seemingly expressive and biased rant from the Duke about his past Duchess, speaking to an envoy. ‘My’, the possessive pronoun, implies he sees women as possessions. The Duke thinks the world revolves around him because he owns "a nine-hundred-years-old name”, the reader…

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    and Christina Rossetti illustrate women’s oppression by men in Victorian society within their poems, “My Last Duchess” and “Goblin Market.” The Duchess, Laura, and Lizzie all act against the expectations set for them with varying ramifications. The poets use different narrative perspectives and careful word choice in order to depict the subjugation of these women, their rebellion against it, and the punishment they face for rebelling, calling public attention to the mistreatment of women. In…

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    Robert Browning was a genius when it came to his poetry, many thought him brilliant, yet they were also skeptical of his work because of how dark and disturbing some found it to be. Browning’s work was found to earry and sketchy by many because the treatment of women in multiple of his poems. Some of these poems include “My Last Duchess,” “Life in a Love,” and “Porphyria’s Lover.” Browning’s “My Last Duchess” is found disturbing because of the finale statements made by the speaker and even more…

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    With a further manifestation of the dukes possessiveness seen throughout the structure of the poem in which the numerous uses of caesura illustrates the duke’s control over the conversation and compliments the Duke’s own arrogance. Throughout the conversation the Duke is, in effect, manipulating his guest as if he were a puppet- sit down, stand up, look at this, notice that- a representation of just what his free-spirited wife would have resented to do. With this the impression is created that…

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    Duchess” the author describes a teenage girl who is in transition of becoming an adult. She feels anxious about her future but finds comfort and an understandable nature of the character the Duke, and defines herself through his independence in comparison to the unmistakably joyful Duchess. Atwood’s “My Last Duchess” involves Browning’s “My Last Duchess” by exploring the nature of the Duke, looking at the young girls perspective on authority and relationships. While reading the poem “My Last…

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    In line 45-47 of My Last Duchess the author revealed to use that the Duke is crazy, jealous, and selfish. Firstly, the author shows us that the Duke is crazy because he said “Then all smiles stopped together.” The author could have been inferring to us that base on the words of the Duke that he could have possibly kill or send the Duchess to a mental facility because in this era it was common for this like that to happen and by doing that he won’t have to see her smile towards anyone else ever…

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    work published. Details of the play would have to be noted or often pirated without his consent following a performance. In this play there a few main characters that needs to be introduced. The Duke (of Milan), has the highest title of Milan and is the father of Silvia. Silvia is the daughter of the Duke and is the beloved of Valentine.…

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