John Browning

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  • Essay On My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

    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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  • Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men

    in Poland, uses records from the trials of Nazi crimes in Germany to examine the perpetrators. Browning, just like the scientists, could not come to any solid conclusion to explain how a regular man could commit such horrific crimes. He did nonetheless pose an important question: “If the men of Reserve Police Battalion 101 could become killers under such circumstances, what group of men cannot?” (Browning 189). The controversy in the question of “ordinary men” exists because, whether one…

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  • The Word Heartthrob: The Cycle Of A Heart

    The word heartthrob is derived from the two words, heart and throb (Harper, 2014). In 1928, it was described as a person who prompts romantic feelings. Overtime, its definition has morphed and multiple meanings have stemmed up from the word. More often than not, the word heartthrob is widely known today as a male entertainer who exudes massive sex appeal. An average person would pale in comparison to this male entertainer. Heartthrob can also refer to the throbbing of a heart. This is the…

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  • Literature Perspective In Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

    The perspective of a work of literature changes from the first time you set your eyes on it. My point of view of the poem Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning changed drastically from the beginning of this research project till now. As I looked into information over this poem and different aspects about it, I began to have more of an open mind towards it and understand the true meaning behind it. I learned that poetry has more to it that just the words that were printed on the page. It allowed…

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  • Federigo's Falcon: The Theme Of Love

    The short story “Federigo's Falcon” by Giovanni Boccaccio and the poem “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning both develop the theme of love in their own ways. “Federigo's Falcon” develops the theme of love by telling the story of a man who gave up his most prized possessions twice for the woman he loves. “How Do I Love Thee” develops the theme of love by having the narrator detail how much they love their partner and by describing their unconditional love. Both pieces of writing…

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  • To George Sand A Desire Poem Analysis

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning “To George Sand: A Desire” This poem speaks against a society that decided the customary roles for women by dominion men; case in point- line 3 “moaning defiance”. This poem illustrated how women follow their dreams without embarrassment. It opens with an authoritative tribute to sand and looks into the sexual characteristics with this verse, “Thou large-brained woman and large hearted man”. The next few lines of the poem explored the roles of both sexes by…

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  • Analysis Of If Thou Must Love Me By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    3) In the poem of If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, she states in the first two lines of the poem that she wants unconditional and pure love. Secondly, she desires a love that is not based on external qualities because those qualities will change over time with aging. Browning also believes that the love that exists between the souls of the two individuals is deeper and more profound than the love based off of appearance. Lastly, the poet also states that love for the sake of…

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  • An Analysis Of Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

    Goblin Market and its readings Christina Rossetti was born in London, in a family with a long history of incredibly gifted artists. Nowadays she is considered to be one of the most important female poets of the Victorian Era as well as to be somehow a feminist. Rossetti was a brilliant and beautiful woman, and she never got married. However, apart from her work as a poet, she devoted her time to work as a volunteer with former prostitutes in a refuge. Actually her most famous poem ‘Goblin…

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  • Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Gatsby is as a victim of the values of a pretentious, narcissistic society, however, at his core, he desires something richer and sincere. Similarly, Elizabeth Barrett Browning is initially suppressed by the rigid ideals of the Victorian era, however, she undergoes a metamorphosis and gains the courage to defy the conservative values of the 19th century. Through reviewing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Sonnets from the Portuguese” it is apparent that…

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  • Inequality In Jane Eyre And Frankenstein

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are two novels in which the themes of equality and inequality are explored extensively. The texts are both written by women in 1847 and 1818 respectively and both deal with gender inequality. Jane Eyre is also a social commentary on the injustices and inequalities of the classist Victorian hierarchy whereas Shelley’s novel focuses on the human rejection of unconventionality and the inequalities faced by societies ‘outcasts. The…

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