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Psychoanalysis of Duke of Ferrara from ‘My Last Duchess’ (Published)

Robert Browning encapsulates the cosmos of a character within the microcosm of a moment. The dramatic monologue ‘My Last Duchess’ by the poet is a presentation of an egoistic, narcissistic and self centered duke. Throughout the poem there is a clear image of a psyche, overprotective, jealous and possessive personality who has executed his wife for his own narrow mentality. Browning has also portrayed the duke as someone extremely powerful who can change everything with a single command.

Keywords: Duke of Ferrara, Last Duchess’, Psychoanalysis