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"Porphyria's lover" and "Romeo and Juliet" comparison.

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How is power portrayed in porphyries lover and Romeo and juliet The audience is clearly aware of the abnormally possessive personality the persona possesses when the poet writes ?at that moment she was mine?Could also possibly suggests he won her heart fair and that only he is worthy of the love of porphyria could suggest he went through a lot of efforts and challenges to win her over and acquire her love, he didn?t ?cheat? anyhow. By the use of the word ?fair? he could be insinuating that the upper class men would possibly ?cheat? to obtain porphyria?s love through other techniques like money and impressively high lifestyle to acquire her love and to win her over. This emphasises the possessive nature of men which could reflect the typical Victorian beliefs and ethics of the time. During the Victorian era the reader/audiences wouldn?t regard this much of a surprise as it was common belief, and it was believed women were possessions of men while on the other hand the audience today may be slightly shocked this is clearly due to the different time period resulting to a very different views of society and therefore different belief, this belief of possession no longer exists nowadays. ...read more.

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From this we can see that he is extremely possessive and obsessive of porphyria and that he loves her so much it is unbearable to see her with another man he doesn?t want porphyria to leave and wants to hold on to her forever. we also can determine he is insecure due to his low social standing and is aware that she may leave him due to this reason he repeats the word mine to possibly retain his power. Repetition of the word ?mine? implies He is almost trying to reassure himself that porphyria is only his, he needs this reassurance again due to his insecurities. The writer is trying to communicate that destructive feelings can lead to destructive ends. The use of the word ?fair? suggests he won her heart fair and that only he is worthy of the love of porphyria could suggest he went through a lot of efforts and challenges to win her over and acquire her love, he didn?t ?cheat? anyhow. By the use of the word ?fair? he could be insinuating that the upper class men would possibly ?cheat? to obtain porphyria?s love through other methods like money and impressively high lifestyle to acquire her love and to win her over. ...read more.

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other hand the audience today may be slightly shocked this is clearly due to the different time period resulting to a very different views of society and therefore different belief, this belief of possession no longer exists nowadays. He uses a repetition of the word "mine" in the first line, which could be lead to believe that this is another dominating point. Emphasizing the word "mine" is almost what a child will say about sharing a toy. Even before he kills Porphyria, the .0narrator is showing what is almost an obsession with Porphyria being his possession, not necessarily his lover. The narrator has begun to smother her with his thoughts before he actually kills her. The narrator is convincing himself that Prophyria is, at that moment, all his and wants to freeze that moment forever. The narrator is feeling extreme power at this point because he takes on the role of God. God is a very powerful and praised figure. For the narrator to believe he has that power, for example killing Porphyria, he is feeling an intense dominance. This feeling of dominance is not only over Porphyria. ...read more.

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