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Porphyria's Lover

Robert Browning

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2006-02-23
Added by: Rosh
perosnally, i think that porphyrias lover is not to take the blame for it all. it seems that when we hear of her...she is almost teasing him with her seductivnes...wel so i think..and the meaning Porphyria (the diesease) was actually discovered AFTER the poem was written, not before.
Wrong Mentality
2006-02-24
Added by: Kristy
I think the lover of Porphyria has a mental disorder of some kind that distorts his view of the world and his mentality is abnormal. I think this man has previously lost a loved one that he relied on such as his mother when he was young or another lover etc. This has caused him to have a fear of loss, he is madly in love with Porphyrias and fears being out of control of loosing her through death of an illness of by adultery etc. This causes him to kill her as a way of being in control of his loss, he can keep her forever treasuring the moment of when she loved him. Also it is shown that she is in control of their relationship through suggestions that she chooses when she visits and she initiates the sexual mood.
Porphyria's Lover - R. Browning's Most Misundersto
2006-04-04
Added by: J.T. Best
For more than a century Robert Browning's classical poem Porphyria's Lover has been misinterpreted. It has been totally misread as representing wanton acts of depraved sexuality. Nothing could be further from the truth. Porphyria's Lover is about euthanasia, plain and simple. Again, as with my take on After Apple Picking by Robert Frost, which can be found at http://whendarknessfell.tripod.com/ the literary world has chosen to ignore what I have, via another carefully written essay, correctly argued; go to http://porphyriaslover.tripod.com/ In reference to the perceived feasibility of my argument I am herewith soliciting learned opinion by inviting comments, pro or con. Please contribute and be a part of some revolutionary thinking. Cheers, J.T. Best
Porphyria's Lover - Vastly Misinterpreted Poetry
2006-04-18
Added by: J.T. Best
For more than a century Robert Browning's classical poem Porphyria's Lover has been misinterpreted. It has been totally misread as representing wanton acts of depraved sexuality by a madman. Nothing could be further from the truth. Porphyria's Lover is about euthanasia, plain and simple. My essay annihilates conventional interpretations regarding the death of Porphyria's Lover to correctly state a case for euthanasia, go to http://porphyriaslover.tripod.com/ By necessity, the essay is lengthy ergo the reason I have chosen to provide a link instead of massively posting it here. In an attempt to change history and in reference to the perceived feasibility of my argument I am herewith soliciting learned opinion by inviting comments, pro or con. Cheers, J.T. Best
2006-04-24
Added by: kayleigh
i feel that the lover killed porphyria as he just at that moment in time realised she DID ACTUALLY have true feelings for him "at last Porphryia worshipped me" and wanted to perserve the moment and the only way possible was to kill her
Porphyria's Lover
2006-05-18
Added by: Julia
I agree with the idea that the lover doesn't "have a full deck" but It is clear that he loves her. I'll grant you in a posseive murder you so you can't leave me kind of way.
Possesiveness
2006-05-18
Added by: Julia
I believe that he kills her so that he alone can have her love. This is shown by the line "That moment she was mine, mine, fair perfectly pure and good
2006-07-11
Added by: free samsung ringtones, Cingula
funny ringtones
porphyrias lover
2006-10-04
Added by: S Weatherall
There is obviously a great depth of feeling betwen the two and it is obvious that this killing never took place except in the mind of the man.To feel such depth of feelings would surely indicat e no harm is pysically intended. Why the thoughts penned on paper is another matter. Probably some great feeling of a coming loss of this lady and a realisation that this love affair is not going to work
2006-10-08
Added by: me
I like the comments about him wanting to be in control and the growing 'women debate'. They have given me a few more ideas and insights into the poem. THANKS!

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