In objection to these false ideals, writers began to speak out against them to bring attention to society of their wrong doings and unobtainable standards.
The writers of “My Last Duchess”, “On the Western Circuit”, and “Mrs.
Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century.
In 1842, he published 'Dramatic Lyrics' which included the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess'.
In 'Porphyria's Lover' Browning gives the reader a dramatic insight into the twisted mind of an abnormally possessive lover, who wishes the moment of love to last forever.
In this essay, 'Porphyria's Lover' will be compared to Robert Browning's other dramatic monologue, 'My Last Duchess', where an ..middle of the document...She is also described in terms of her relationships and conduct continue to see the difference in social constructs between male and female.Like in the previous texts, the Duchess had an arranged marriage because she couldn't stand up to her father.Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess Compare the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning.What do they reveal about attitudes to women and relationships in the nineteenth century?To stop the struggles and conflicts that would prevent them from seeing each other, he decided to kill her.His act of strangulation was a crime of passion - it was not pre-meditated.The reader acknowledges that the narrator is passionately in love, as the following extract demonstrates."Too weak, for all her heart's endeavour, To set its struggling passion free From pride, and vainer ties dissever And give herself to me forever."By contrast, the Duke in 'My Last Duchess' is shown as a formal, cold-hearted man who despised his late wife's lust for life.He wanted her respect, though all he could see was her pleasure from all around her, as the following quote shows."She had A heart - how shall I say?She said “two weeks later, my father announced to me that the duke had asked for my hand in marriage and that I was to marry him within a month.‘I gave my word without asking your consent’[father to daughter]…This declaration seemed like a death sentence to be kept up for women, this led to the idea that women were seen as objects or accessories to their men.