She draws attention of the mistreatment of women which are abused and tormented by men. Middle This conveys that Salome treats her victims like a pleasant fishing hobby.
It seems as if her cycle is to wait for a fish, then catch it, kisses the fish, and then kills it.
My initial reaction on reading The laboratory was one of horror and fascination as it tells a tale of a woman scorned.
I found it horrifying that a human being could plan in such a cold and calculating way, but I also found this fascinating.
The reader is shocked at the fact that she had kissed the head since the decapitation.
There is a sick inevitability and depravity about her; this is immediately evident from the gruesome crime she has committed.
The Biblical version of 'Salome' was set in the Kings Chambers. This version was about Salome who danced for Herod's birthday feast.
Her step father Herod was captivated by her lascivious performance so he was willing to offer her whatever she desiderated.
In this essay, I will be analysing murder, revenge and violence in "Salome" by Carol Ann Duffy and "The Laboratory" by Robert Browning.
I will be referring to both the poems, focusing on language, structure and poetic devices.