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In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting a selection of poems that are 'Havisham', 'Salome', 'The Laboratory', ' 'Stealing' from Carol Ann Duffy, ' 'On My First Sonne' by Ben Johnson and 'November' and 'Hitcher' from Simon Armitage. I am going to talk about and explore the reasons for these characters demands of violence, anger and death towards individuals and themselves. The characters in 'Havisham', 'Salome' and 'laboratory' are all women that have preoccupation with revenge, envy and hate. Duffy gifts her poem 'Havisham' about an embittered old lady where time has stood still for her since she was jilted on the change by her ex-fiancé and can't accept the fact of the state she is in and now is lonely and weeps within her self-pity. Likewise she presents 'The Laboratory' about a psychopathic girl whose got the tension or way of murdering another girl to get her revenge. The imagery used in 'Havisham' reviews to us of the vigorous, savage and unbridled subject between these poems. 'I've dark green reds for eyes', this metaphor indicates to us that this personality is written or hardened away to this hopeless and livid state. The more she's compelled to this state, she reminds herself of the wedding so the more violent and embittered she becomes as she says, 'I stab in the wedding cake'. Likewise in 'Salome' she's revelled into her baric state as a result of her 'booze and the fags and the sex. Also 'Head on a platter' that portrays to us these murderous, homicidal actions and intentions 'Salome' is really capable of committing. This is similar to 'The Laboratory' because this resentful, envious woman repeatedly hides her sinister planned goals and goals that she's capable of accomplishin...