Influence That Endures Ever More: Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe once said, “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most influential people in literary history and his words had the great power to impress the mind. More than 150 years after the death of Edgar Allan Poe, his writings are still influencing and inspiring writers today. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the a greatest literary influences of the 19th century and of today because of the way he changed the literary style of his time, he created a new genre of literature of both the horror and detective story, and he became the founder of the modern short story. Edgar Allan Poe was able to change the way literature was read and written. He was one of the first critics to focus mainly on the effect of style and structure in a piece of literary work.
In “Tell Tale Heart,” a man his killed. Dea... ... middle of paper ... ...ing of Fortunato, the reader does not know how he will be killed. It makes the reader wonder what Montresor will do to gain his revenge. Because most of his stories involve death, the mood is often sad and depressing. In the “Masque of the Red Death,” many people die from the plaque.
All of these poems and short stories show how grief and morbidity can drive a man mad. Just like the characters he depicted in his stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe eventually went insane and ended up dyeing. Due to the unfortunate events Poe endured in his life, he fell into a fascination for sick and demented stories that revolved around the theme of grief and morbidity.
American society has been drastically shaped through the strong beliefs of its poets, journalists and all around writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Gisnsberg, William S Burroughs and many more. Although each and every one of these writers are brilliant individuals, it is undeniable that they were highly influenced by the great Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was a bright American individual who consistently crossed the conservative boundaries with his excellent writing skills. Walter “Walt” was an American poet, essayist and journalist. He was a big part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism and both of his views were apparent in his works.
Poe is one of the most dramatic writers of his time. Many of his works deal with romanticism or dark and dreary moments that reflect his life. Studies have shown that The Fall of the House of Usher contains various representations of unhealthy relationship. In most opinions, the short story was one of Poe’s most outstanding pieces of work. “He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician.
Edgar Allan Poe saw the atrocious qualities his blood relatives possessed and probably thought that those qualities were innate for him as well. This would have played a factor in his depression, since he sees him... ... middle of paper ... ..., Edgar Allan Poe’s life has influenced his writing to be desolate and against the upper-class. This is because Poe had to deal with the deaths of many loved ones and because he was raised in a materialistic environment. Poe’s brilliancy was in his unique and intriguing viewpoint on life, which was reflected in his literature. In the end, the depression consumed him and he became suicidal.
Hamlet tries to explain it to his mother and Claudius that his grief is deeper and is much more then the appearance of someone who mourns. His mother seems cold rather then understanding she tells him to get rid of the black clothes and move on, “Thou kno’st’tis common. All that lives must die passing through nature to eternity.” (1.2.74-75) Claudius too is insensitive and says he over doing it and advises him to stop his “un manly grief.” (1.2.98) This lead to the physical and mental corruption Hamlet faces. He contemplates suicide. Suicides along with murder are against Hamlets religious beliefs and are the wor... ... middle of paper ... ...ed her horribly and degraded her by saying she was unfit and promiscuous.
By definition depression is the state if being sad or feelings of hopelessness and in adequacy. Depression is a major role in this writing and accompanies many characters throughout the book. The monster is a main victim of depression throughout the book because of lonesomeness and because he is tile that he is hideous many times. People would run away from the monster in feet that they would be killed or threatened and this would sadden and enrage the monster. Elizabeth is saddened for most of the book as well because Victor is at Ingolstadt for most of the book until word of William's death and Victor's father becoming sickly.
This horrific event has an enormous impact on Blanche’s life and is key to her later behavior. To prove this, throughout the novel the narrator keeps referring to the Varsouviana, the song that was playing on the night of her husband’s death, playing through Blanche’s head every time she starts to panic. Blanche also feels a burning sense of guilt due to the fact that she feels his death was all her doing. “Blanche: Poems a dead boy wrote. I hurt him the way that you would like to hurt me, but you can’t!” (34) Stella and Blanche’s family owned a large estate called Belle Reve.
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. His dark past continued to torture him until his own death. These torturous feelings were shown in many of his works. A tragic past, consisting of a lack of true parents and the death of his wife, made Edgar Allan Poe the famous writer he is today, but it also led to his demise and unpopularity.