- Created by: that70sgaby
- Created on: 22-05-17 15:52
'He might not in house,field or garden stir, But her full shape would all his seeing fill;'
- Shows Lorenzo is lower status than Isabella- tragic from beginning- we know it will never work out
- She is meant to marry someone rich
- 'To some high noble and his olive-trees.'- makes oil- luxury item/high status/wealthy
'Than idle ears should pleasure in their woe.'
- When someone finds out about their relationship it will cause a problem= the 2 brothers
'Though Dido silent is under-grove'
Story of Dido
- A Queen who was abandoned by Troy
- This foreshadows something bad or similar is going to happen- gives a sense of trouble
- Lorenzo taken, killed and buried by Isabella's 2 brothers- Isabella then alone
'And for them a weary hand did swelt In torched mines and noisy factories,'
- The brothers are rich from other peoples misery and har work-how we first meet brothers
- Bad impression
- Not meant to like them
- Know they are going to do something bad
'Half-ignorant, they turned an easy wheel, That set shamp rocks at work to pinch and pell.'
- Brothers are powerful- own mines, factories and slaves- people in Asia diving for pearls for them
- Contrasts to Lorenzo- 'pilgrim'- different social classes
'ledger men' and 'money-bags'
- How brothers are describedin stanza XVIII- just want money do not care about people's well-being and morals
'How could they find out in Lorenzo's eye?'
- How could they find out about the relationship?
- Something so beautiful even though the brothers are so horrible
'You seem there in the quiet of content, Lorenzo, and we are most loth to invade calm speculation; but if you are wise, Bestride your steed while cold is in the skies.'
- Shows the brothers are tragic villains- devious/duplictous
- Links to serpents in the Garden of Eden
- Brothers can't be trusted like serpents
'Sick and wan' 'Lorenzo's flush with love'
- 'Sick and wan'- describing the brothers
- 'wan'= pale faced- shows tragic suffering
- 'Lorenzo's flush with love'- dramatic irony- about to die but filled with love
'His image in the dusk she seemed to see, And to the silence made a gentle moan,preading her perfect arms upon the air, And on her couch low murmuring 'where? O where?'
- Isabella is doing the tragic suffering for both her and Lorenzo- however it is sensual when it would normally be sadness and grief
'And every night in dreams they groaned aloud, To see their sister in her snowy shroud.'
- The brothers are suffering even though they committed the crime
'Had marred his glossy hair which once could shoot Lustre into the sun, and Put cold doom upon his lips,'
- He now looks terrible however Isabella still loves him- not all tragic
- Gothic and gloomy imagery
'And she forgot the stars, the moon and sun, And she forgot teh blue above the trees And she forgot the dells where waters run,'
- Isabella has become a recluse- not aware of the outside- tragic isolation
'For seldom did she go to chapel- shrift. And seldom felt she any hunger- pain; And when she left, she hurried back, as swift As bird on wing to breast its egg again;'
- Isabella is withdrawing herself from the outside world- tragic isolation
The ending of 'Isabella...'
- The ending is anti-climatic
- As a tragedy we are expecting something more tragic e.g. tragic resolution?
- There isn't any justice for the brothers