He has influenced many writers including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series. Poe was different than other authors in that he was influenced by his own current life. He had endured many deaths and dark periods. His mother died of tuberculosis and so did his foster mother later on. His wife, Virginia Clemm, also died from this terrible disease.
That wind was also associated with the words “chilling and killing”. Virginia died of Tuberculosis, so the similarities between her and Annabel Lee are uncanny. The death of Virginia affected Poe so much he wrote a poem dedicated to her. It is also known that his drinking problem got worse after her death. Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poems and morbid stories will be read by countless generations of people from many different countries, a fact which would have undoubtedly provided some source of comfort for this troubled, talented yet tormented man.
It had claimed the life of his mother, and his foster mother. Later on it claimed the life of his young bride Virginia Poe who was also his cousin. But the death of his two mothers must have been a significant impact on Poe’s childhood, and the disease, which is tuberculosis, must have struck hatred and fear into the young Poe’s heart. The story (The Masque of the Red Death) was about a red horror that claimed numerous lives, leaving in its wake, a trail of red, bloody destruction. The horror described in thi... ... middle of paper ... ... though, he was not loved nor recognized much for his talents during his lifetime.
Trying to figure out who killed Laius leads him to question his own innocence, and leads into the final stage of his quest. When a messenger comes to tell him of the death of Polybous, the man Oedipus thinks is his father, Oedipus is beginning to dig into his past, going deeper than the possibility of his murdering Laius. He has become obsessed with his search for truth to the point where the people around him worry for him. He finally draws a connection between Laius and himself, realizing the horrible truth of his very existence; he has murdered his father and married his mother. This prompts him to poke out his eyes, ending his search.
That same year Cannery Row was published which also portrays a feeling of loneliness through Doc. Steinbeck’s writing suffered after the lose of his close friend Ed Ricketts in 1948, which effected his writing of Sweet Thursday because Ricketts was the model for the main character Doc. Steinbeck’s theme of loneliness continued in this novel. In the beginning of Sweet Thursday Mack is lonely because everyone has went off to war except for himself. Then Suzy shows up in town with not a single family member or friend.
In the following quote the man describes his feelings towards the Evil-Eye and what he decided to do about it: ?Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees-very gradually-I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself ... ... middle of paper ... ...d in some part of the home of each of the murderers. Also, in both of ?The Tell-Tale Heart? and ?The Cask of Amontillado? the killer?s guilty consciences eventually caused some sort of confession of their crimes. The man in the first story was driven mad into confessing from an imaginary heart beat, and the man in the latter is left to believe his conscience is what caused him to write his story confessing his crime.
Many historians and literature enthusiasts have presumed his volatile love life as the source while others have credited it to his substance abuse. The influence of his one-of-a-kind writing is more than likely a combination of both theories; but the main factor is the death of many of his loved ones and the abuse which he endured. This, not surprisingly, darkened his perspective considerably. Before the age of three, Poe was already an orphan after his Mother dying and his Father walking out on them (Frank 56). Poe was too young to remember his Mother since her death occurred when he was very young, but later in his life he grew resentful for being raised as a foster child.
His path of corruption started off when his father asked him to seek vengeance on Claudius for murdering him .Then while on this path of vengeance Hamlet kills Polonius believing him to be Claudius hiding behind the curtains. In doing this Hamlet corrupts his own soul by murdering a relatively innocent man. His father then sets him back on the path of murdering Claudius when he comes to remind him of his goal since hamlet has not made much progress. This was elaborated by Stirling here”, The necessary trap has been laid and has done its work; Hamlet has been a shrewd avenger in refusing to Claudius at a prayer; and how he is at the point of redeeming his mother”
Explanation of Passage: In this passage the narrator kills the old man, dismembered his body and bury him beneath the floorboard but, in a fascinating twist the narrator began to hear the heartbeat of the old man ringing in his ear. In the end he admitted his deeds to the police. 2. How It Supports Your Thesis: this supports the thesis in that it proves how the narrator has lost sense with reality and could no longer separate right from wrong. III.
Unfortunately, Poe only died in 1849 at the age of forty; there have been questions about what actually killed Poe. Many believe he was ill or drank himself to death due to his history of losing his mother, wife, debt, and never having a job for a long period of time. In the first paragraph Edgar Allan Poe begins the poem off with talking about “In the visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed”. Poe starts this off to show us he is more than likely talking about a dream he recently had. During this dream he dreams of dying and that dying for him would be such a blessing to himself.