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An Informational essay displaying the comparison and contrast of the short story "The Chrysanthemums", and the poem "My Last Duchess".

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An Informational essay displaying the comparison and contrast of the short story "The Chrysanthemums", and the poem "My Last Duchess". Victor Javier Lanza American InterContinental University Comparison and contrast of "The chrysanthemums" and "My last duchess" After scrutinizing the short story "The chrysanthemums" and the poem "My last duchess" several times, I've come up with worthy acquisition to support my findings of similarities and differences of the two. At a glance these two pieces seem to involve two different aspects of 2 specific women in them. In "The chrysanthemums" the woman, Elisa Allen is being described through the author's eyeglasses. While in "My last duchess" the woman is depicted through a painting and introduced in an obsessively admiring manner through her husband. ...read more.


She was filled with joy thinking how a part of her would be planted somewhere else, and even though she had not traveled out of her town, her chrysanthemums would. Being the low self-esteemed person that she was disappointed, as she was going out to dinner with her husband because of deal he made, when she passed by the same road and saw her chrysanthemums on the side of the road. As she felt betrayed, she also felt confused and cried at the end like an old woman because of the simple, limited life she lived. On the other hand, in "My last duchess", the beauty is the woman in the painting is praised by her husband. ...read more.


Since he describes her as a something tangible that he's proud of, his choice of words leads us to believe that she served her purpose and he must move on to the next duchess. We can assume this from the first line of the poem that says "that's my last duchess on the wall". In conclusion, we see two women with 2 different characteristics, being described by two different points of views, by two different persons. In "The chrysanthemums" Elisa is being described an unsure, inexperience woman who towards the end longs for adventure. On the other hand, in "My last duchess" the woman is being described through a portrait, because she's dead" by her husband in a materialistic manner. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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