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The Infinite Passion of Finite Hearts: Robert Browning and Failure in Love Pratul Pathak

The Infinite Passion of Finite Hearts: Robert Browning and Failure in Love

Pratul Pathak

Published September 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780820417769
Hardcover
208 pages
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A major theme in Victorian poetry is the failure of relationships due to the lack of understanding between the individuals involved. In a series of poems, from The Madhouse Cells (1833) to The Ring and the Book (1968-69), Robert Browning createdMoreA major theme in Victorian poetry is the failure of relationships due to the lack of understanding between the individuals involved. In a series of poems, from The Madhouse Cells (1833) to The Ring and the Book (1968-69), Robert Browning created characters who were frustrated in relationships to illustrate the pain caused by the infinite passion of finite hearts. This study combines a close reading of the texts with aspects of psychoanalysis to show that through these poems Browning was trying to conduct a development of his own soul by imaginatively experiencing the problems lovers face due to their inability to understand each other. For this was an experience that was denied him by his successful rescue of Andromeda from Wimpole Street.