You really did a terrific job. Is this the first time you put your journals
on line???? I see..... All right, bye for now, see you tomorrow... Love,
Esther :)>> My Last Duchess
>> We can discover that the speaker, the duke of Ferrara, is talking
with an emissary from a count. In this poem, the duke displayed the painting,
which was worked by Fra Pandolf's to the count's envoy. He also tells the
envoy why he was displeased with his first wife and made an undercut commands
to present what sort of actions he expected from the count's daughter.
All these conducts indicate how the duke showed his possession and power.
However, all the things he owned are just nothing. For example, when he
said that only he could pull out the curtain, it means that he thought
himself was powerful and he owned the duchess. Besides, because the duke
expected that the duchess only gave her affection and passion to him, he
gave prescription and then all the duchess' smiles stopped together. He
thought that he really took possession of the duchess: however, he would
never sustain the duchess' affection, for he had killed her and the duchess
was lifeless. (Both of these situations are the representative dramatic
>> From this poem I found that the duke was selfish. He couldn't tolerate
her wife's attitude toward other persons because he conceived that the
duchess was his own possession and the duchess shouldn't be easy to please.
In my opinion, it is a terrible thing that you have too much sense of occupation
and even try to destroy your beloved persons or articles for the reason
that you don't want others to share your beloved things. In addition, we
could find that the duke was arrogance. He casually points out one of his
other works of art, a bronze rarity of Neptune, to show how powerful he
was. And the count's daughter who he planned to marry was also like an
object to him. If we observe our society neatly, we can find that even
now there are still many people who have the same character with Duke.
Maybe everyone should learn how to control your sense of occupation and
don't set up your happiness on others' pain. 486200664 Daisy