Madness Depicted in Poe Stories
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This paper discusses the ways in which madness always makes an appearance in Edgar Allan Poe's stories and then looks at some of Poe's interesting characters that are mad beyond any hope. Specifically, the paper looks at "Ligeia," "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "William Wilson" as examples of stories with narrators that cannot fight the mad demon and instead yield to its calling.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Poe, Edgar Allan. "Ligeia." The Complete Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Minneapolis: Amaranth Press. 1981. pp. 132-42.
- ---. "The Black Cat." The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2004.
- ---. "The Cask of Amontillado." Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Minneapolis: Amaranth Press. 1981.
- . "William Wilson." The Complete Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Minneapolis: Amaranth Press. 1981.
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