Literature Works that Impacted Society

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To compare and contrast the works of Hawthorne and Poe can seem quite difficult; seeing as how both of these authors are well-known and considered to be masters in American Literature. Within reason, which of these authors offer a more compelling influence on contemporary society? To provide a greater insight into who is more captivating, we will depict each author’s background and their literacy works. When we hear the name Edgar Allan Poe, what may be the first thought that comes to mind. Is it perhaps the dramatic imaginary portrayed in his short story “The Black Cat” or the symbolism depicted in “The Raven” with the continuous echo of the phrase nevermore. Nonetheless what drove Poe to write such dramatic literacy to invent such gruesome storylines? Perhaps if we took a closer look into his background it may lead us to some of the many questions where this answer is pondered. On January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe was the second child of two actors, David and Elizabeth Poe. Unfortunately Poe never really knew either of his parents. His father abandoned the family in 1810 and shortly thereafter his mother passed away when he was only two. Poe had a total of three sibling’s altogether. The siblings were left parentless; Poe was taken in by another family John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia while the other siblings were taken in by relatives. It is interesting to wonder why Edgar was not taken by relatives as well. John Allan was a well-known merchant and a wealthy tobacco exporter. From 1815 to 1820 the family moved to England, where Poe attended the best boarding school available outside of London. Poe exceeded greatly in his academic journey. After a while John an... ... middle of paper ... ... individuals in a way that no one else has ever done. To some Poe is considered the first inventor of the detective story (Poe Museum ) with his brillant works. To other his works is known as borderline insane, for instance Harold Bloom calls Poe "the worst" of significant American authors. Although others believe Poe was the greatest influential American author of the 19th century. Poe’s work is extraordinary, with his life experiences having impacted his writing techniques tremendously. Maybe being borderline insane does impact writing in such a way that individuals become more creative in their stories. Overall whether Poe’s insane story lines have cringed individuals thoughts to despise his writing Poe is one of the most popular literature writers of his times .Still to this day his story’s still astonish individual in a way no one has ever yet to beaten .

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