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Encyclopedia of World Biography by Noel Byron | Analysis


Byron, lame foot, and with the life of no any father figure as a symbol it after the death of his father Captain “Mad Jack” Byron in 1791, and with the fact that there was some contempt shown towards him by his relatives who had aristocratic ideas towards him and the widowed mother, and further that he was brought up by a Scottish nurse inspired Byron to start writing. (Gordon Noel Byron, 1) This is reflected in the poem below.

“His father’s name was José-_Don_, of course,–
A true Hidalgo, free from every stain
Of Moor or Hebrew blood, he traced his source
Through the most Gothic gentlemen of Spain”
Another incident is where the Author notes that Byron’s stubborn pursuit for passion among the frail Women of this world contributed to his need to write love poems. This is also reflected in the poem where he notes;

“Oh! she was perfect past all parallel–
Of any modern female saints comparison;
So far above the cunning powers of Hell,
Her Guardian Angel had given up his garrison;
Even her minutest motions went as well”
The author notes that after the affair that Byron had with Lady Caroline, Lamb as well as Lady Oxford, he found himself in trouble after getting involved with her sister, a situation that he referred to as adulterous incest, but genuine love. (Gordon Noel Byron, 1) He, therefore, began to make most of his writings on incest, including The Bride of Abydos, the Siege of Corinth, The Corsair, Lara, and Parisina

“No more–no more–Oh! never more on me
The freshness of the heart can fall like dew,
Which out of all the lovely things we see
Extracts emotions beautiful and new”
Byron was also influenced by the Company of Shelly while they were in Switzerland. He later got into an affair with Shelly’s sister in law Claire Clairmont. It is here that he was inspired to write part three of Conto of Childe (Gordon Noel Byron, 1)

“A real husband always is suspicious,
But still no fewer suspects in the wrong place,[p]
Jealous of someone who had no such wishes,”

Work Cited
Gordon Noel Byron.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004, K. “. (2004, January 1). George Gordon Noel Byron.Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014, from

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