Chapter

Being Hated

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print July 1993 | ISBN: 9780198112297
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670756 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0005
Being Hated

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This chapter discusses the character of Moses as being a figure of hatred in one of the poems by Browning. The poet previously argued that all artists yearn for a private art in which to express their personal feeling; an art that is not also the instrument of their public mission. His reason is, again, hatred; the hatred with which he is received by his public. Moses serves as a figure for Browning's reason as the embittered prophet who guides the Hebrews, a group of thankless people, through the wilderness.

Keywords: Moses; figure of hatred; poems; Browning; private art; personal feeling; art; hatred

Chapter.  8624 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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