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Fictional Coursework Base On MY LAST DUCHESS By Robert Browning (1812-1889) Set After Four years of their Marriage

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Fictional Coursework Base On MY LAST DUCHESS By Robert Browning (1812-1889) Set After Four years of their Marriage Dear Lord, my Father in heaven, I pray for my life, bless my soul for I do not know what to do, who to trust or what to say. Here, I am locked up again in a storeroom at the end of the corridor, the darkest place among the house, for how many times I do not remember. It is filled with frowsty smell of old furniture, where rats can join my company, waiting to be rescued. It is so still that my heartbeat seems so clamour in comparison. I was warned by my servants not to have any kind of contact with any other man beside my husband. I must do what I am told, and speak when I am asked. I am living like a puppet, with my husband who has taken control over me. Who have I married? A beast, who likes having power over life? My father, my dearest, teach me how to be with this man, teach me how to forgive him seventy times seven times, for he is my husband. ...read more.


This is always on my conscience. Father, is it you that reminded me? Are you trying to help me through? I remember once, when the two of us took a walk round our garden. It nearly took us half a day; our conversations were always about him, his business, his last wife, his relatives. Whenever he started speaking of his last wife, I had to force myself to think of some other subject and try my best to change the topic as I became jealous every time he mentioned her name. However, I failed. Or, in other words, I did not dare to do so as he is obsessed about having power over everything. For every word that I say, I had to look into his deep brown eyes to make up my speeches; make up my speeches to please him, to impress him. In getting on with my husband, I know well that he will not tolerate with anyone who is out of his control. I am like a bird in a cage, knowing that even a canary can sing what it wants, and when it wishes while I cannot sing anything. ...read more.


When people asked about me, he would think I was having an affair-which, as a matter of fact, I did after four years suffering in this jail, this hell. He is Thomas. A charming man with deep brown eyes, which suck your soul in when having eye contact. He is a very close friend of my husband. It really surprised me when I knew the friendship between the men. How can such a devil have a friend like Thomas, a man as gentle as the breeze but who loves as fiercely as a gale? He promised to bring me out of this hell at the first moment that he knew how badly I was treated. 'But when?' I asked hopelessly. 'Immediately.' He responded with the most assuring tone. I love him, but love him even more for the hope that he brings me, and for the way that he shows his love. Thank you Lord, my saviour, for rescuing me, for giving another chance of being loved, being cared for, being missed and being needed. I pray for tonight, for becoming, as a beloved woman, what I really deserved to live. Bless the ones I love and the ones I hate, in Jesus' name. Amen. Alice Lee ...read more.

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