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Romeo and Juliet and My Last Duchess comparison

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Tom Sharples

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of Romeo and Juliet and My Last Duchess comparison

My Last Duches & Romeo And Juilet By Thomas Sharples My Last duchess My gift of a nine-hundred-year-old-name Links to Romeo
and Juliet Contrasts and
Similarities 'Over my lady's wrist too much,' or 'Paint must never hope to reproduce
the faint half-flush that dies along her throat':' Possession In the peom My Last Duchess the duke of the poem has a very distinctive attitude towards women in line 32-34 i quote:

'She ranked
My gift of a nine-hundred-year-old-name
with anybodys gift' On the second line he shows his priorities and shows how he ranks his name, his nine hundred year old name, over their relationship, he also uses enjambement
to continue his sentence and to give his sentence a natural and realistic flow. Also he shows materialism by ranking his name above her showing how he thinks material objects are worth more than things like love and the dashes in between the words shows a fast pased flow or rant about how imprtant his name is, it also sticks out and emphasis the point too the reader as it is easily noticeable. This links with Capulet from Romeo and Juliet who ranks status and titles over love, For example when he is arguing with tybalt he tells him not to fight him as romeo is a well regarded and a man of honour which shows how he rates honour over things like the dispute between the families The Quote shows how jealous the duke was about the apparent relationship between the Duchess and the painter he visualizes images of what the painter might have or had told ger, he also describes how the painter drew such a perfect picture with his half-flush, he may also be suggesting a threat saying no-one should ever reproduce the image ever again. Lord Capulet Superiority The first line in this poem shows his attitudes towards women it says 'she ranked' as if she is unworthy or too low to rank something of his as a woman, this shows his inferior attitudes towards women. On the second line he shows his priorities and shows how he ranks his name, his nine hundred year old name, over their relationship The Duke Tyrant's Vs Authoritarian Both the Duke and Capulet are in position's of power but are they Tyrant's or Authoritarian's? The definition of a tyrant is a person exercising power or control in a cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary way. Where as an Authoritative person is someone in a place of power who rules but they are not necessarily a Tyrant or bad ruler, so which role would you put Capulet or the Duke in? In my opinion Capulet starts of in Act 1 scene 2 as a loving and caring authoritative character who cares for his daughter but by Act 3 scene 5 he has turned into a tyrant and changed to a ruthless man I think the Duke acts like a domineering Tyrant
throughout My Last Duchess, Although him reflecting and thinking about what he does does give him a sense of feeling. God men women beasts The chain of being love respect for power lineage (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Values and Wealth Prioritizing
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