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    Ligeia as a Triumph Over Patriarchy

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    Ligeia as a Triumph Over Patriarchy From the time that "Ligeia" was written, critics have searched for meaning within Poe's story of a beautiful woman who died and returned in another's body. While all critics have moved in different directions, many have arguably found an allegorical meaning behind the tale. Because many literary theories depend on each other, contemporary critics tend not to limit themselves to any single theory. Many critics employ multiple theoretical perspectives at once

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    The Women of Eleonora, Ligeia, Berenice, and Morella "Eleonora", "Ligeia", "Berenice", and "Morella" are all tales of beautiful women who die, but they are hardly the same story. They contain many of the same elements and activities, but their genius comes in the unique and sometimes subtle differences and intense endings. In all of the stories we have a narrator who is involved with a woman whose beauty entrances him. Some of the qualities of these women overlap in their description, but

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    Mirroring in Edgar AIlan Poe's Ligeia The mirroring, or doubling, of Ligeia and Rowena in Edgar AIlan Poe's "Ligeia" is more than a technique used to give symmetry and balance to a horror story about the dying who refuse to stay dead. The two women also become emblems of the "real" world and the "dream" world, serving as emissaries and guides to the narrator and reader who mirror both worlds and must choose one. Thus, Ligeia is the dark dream-world personified, a gate to the opium-laden existence

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    American Gothic in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Poe's Ligeia and Stephen King's You Know They Got a Hell of a Band America is haunted, by headless horsemen and bloody battles, by addiction and a self gratifying obsession with immortality. America has a long-standing tradition with the gothic, and some of our most widely recognized authors, such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen King, a more recent author borrowed from popular literature, utilize it frequently

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    One Deadly Psychotic Break

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    definition is “any of various psychiatric disorders or diseases, usually characterized by impairment of thought, mood, or behavior” (Thefreedictionary.com). In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Ligeia,” the narrator perfectly satisfies both of the above definitions. In Poe’s story, the nameless narrator’s beautiful wife Ligeia lives with him a short time before she dies. After her death, the narrator re-marries to Rowena, who eventually dies as well. At the conclusion of the story, his first, beloved wife

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    Row, 1930. Rpt. in Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1967. James, Henry.  Dustjacket.  Regan, Robert ed.  Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays.  Englewood Cliffs:  Prentice-Hall, 1967. Lawrence, D.H.  " 'Ligeia': Analyzing Poe's Love Stories."  Studies in Classic American Literature. New York: Seltzer, 1923.  Rpt. in Literary Companion. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1998. Poe, Edgar Allan.  Selected Tales.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 1988 ______.The Complete Online

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    Edgar Allen Poe?s Obscure Style

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    wrote with his soul. Poe gives you a look at what is underneath consciousness. His writing is all fair-spoken on the surface. Beneath it is more, the awful murderous thoughts that flowed inside Edgar’s head. Lawrence confers about Poe’s style in “Ligeia” and how he wants to analyze her until he knows all of her parts and what they do. He sees her as a chemical salt, which he needs to analyze out in the test tube of his own brain. Overall Lawrence finds Edgar Allen Poe’s works to be mechanical and

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    every Poe tale. Poe's concept of madness is two-fold: physiological and mental/ psychological. Roderick Usher in The Fall of The House of Usher is an example of being mad from a psychological condition of his family practicing incest. The narrator in Ligeia is another example of this physical madness, this man was suffering from al... ... middle of paper ... ...ffman, Daniel. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. New York: Doubleday, 1972. Howarth, William. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Poe's Tales

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    The Raven and Ligeia a comparison Although the two tales are presented in different literary forms the tales themselves deal with remarkably similar subject matter. So much so that it is possible to compare the style of each with but a little reference to the general themes of the two works. The Raven and Ligeia are both about loss. The narrators of both tales have lost the dearest thing to them, a woman of incomparable talents and beauty. That the loss of this woman has happened for different

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    Symbolisms of “The Fall of the House of Usher” Edgar Allan Poe was without a doubt an exceptional man that most people could not understand; yet, he was a brilliant writer with a very bizarre and dark style of writing. Reflecting upon Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Fall of the House of Usher” the narrator is presented to be the key character of the story. During the course of the story the narrator presents many things in the story that are unclear to the reader, keeping the reader in a state of mystery

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