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The Dukes jealousy of the attention his Duchess received cultivated his selfishness of her in a two-dimensional way thus leading to his having her killed In My Last Duchess the reader is forced to view the Duchess from a two dimensional viewpoint focusing on her smile As a two-dimensional figure the Duchesss passion and beauty is seen by her countenance and the vibrancy of her smile She is just a painting but spoken about as if the painting was a live figure for while alive she was only thought about for her beauty and impression The Duchess is viewed even in life to lack any depth and no focus on her mentality or feelings The Duke keeps her this way so he can preserve her beauty without sharing it with other males His contempt of her led to his orders for her death The Duchess was a beauty and thus her features attracted many suitors She basked in the attention thus irritating the Duke to the point that he felt neglected The Duke explained his feelings of jealousy to an agent He explained how she flirted with others and drew in their attention such as the painter of her painting a monk We see how much he over reacts by becoming jealous of the attention the monk draws from her for a monk has a vow of celibacy and has no sexual thoughts or intentions He felt that others saw her being receptive to the attention and thus would ask Sir twas not Her husbands presence only called that spot Of joy into the Duchesss cheek ln13-15 The Duke saw that his Duchess lighted up at the attention of others and that the happiness and smiles she shares with him are not just for him He had noticed that she liked whateer She looked on and her looks went everywhere ln23-24 It was not just her smile flirtatious looks that bothered
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