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ENG 2320 R. Browning

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ENG 2320 R. Browning 2320

Texas State
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British Literature 1785 +
Susan Tilka

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Notes discussing the life and literary works of Robert Browning
British Literature 1785 +
Susan Tilka
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Date Created: 10/23/15
ENG 2320 R Browning His father was a banker Browning imitated Shelley in college At a theater performance he realized people are always acting and playing parts Married to Elizabeth Barrett Browning for 30 years 0 When she dies he moves back to England with their son Publishes a book of poems about a murder in 17th century England 0 Everyone tells the story in their point of view 0 At the end he never tells you who s guilty unresolved ending 0 It s the reader s job to read carefully and figure it out His fame was overshadowed by his wife then Tennyson 3rel generation Romantics Romantic emotional in life and art Influence on 20th century poetry becomes popular at the end of the 19th century The reader must discover the meaning of the poem 0 Beyond personal opinion people must decide Is this art or entertainment Reduces the personal element in poetry 0 Embarrassed by his early poems develops the idea of poetic mask Poetic masks separates the speaker in the poem from the poet 0 Poem has nothing to do with the person who wrote it 0 Art is distinct from the artist New style sound represents a character discordant unpleasant to the ear Dramatic monologue creates psychological insight 0 Character talks on and on sometimes addresses reader Thought crazy people rapists psychopaths were fit subjects for poetry Reading the human mind comes into style imagination creativity remembering New ways to interpret life intellectuals tell people what to think create the 20th century 0 Darwin Origins of Species evolution not spiritual o Marx argues a new view of history in which its about social class struggle history is a struggle between the rich and poor People try to turn his ideas into a political system but it doesn t work 0 Freud studies in hysteria Everything is about sex and sexual repression Everything you do is a subtextual expression He invents a new field of medicine called psychology Explains how to get help when you have problems Browning is full of contradiction sometimes traditional others modern Conservativeliberal Multiple points of view Awareness of evil in the world acknowledges it Complexity of the human mind Browning is attuned to what is going on Victorian energy optimism moral virtue Porphyria s Lover o Dramatic monologue 0 Who s talking Can you trust the narrator Analyze the language Man is found in bed with a dead woman he explains that he strangled her Romantic idea of love intense woman is weak and gives complete surrender to the man He was in the house waiting for her when she came in from a thunderstorm She removes her soiled gloves symbolic meaning ladies wore white gloves and hers are dirty She s weak struggling wants to be his forever She felt no pain not a reliable narrator if someone is being strangled then they must be feeling pain No one has said a word all night nothing is wrong He rationalizes killing her its what she wanted what all women want My Last Duchess A marriage negotiator is listening to a Duke The Duke is telling the man about his last duchess showing him her painting Everyone asks why she s so happy in the painting quotmaking excuses II I object Neptune is taming a horse His wife didn t flatter him she smiled at everyone What happened to her


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