Poe and the Hunger for the Fatal Demon of Fear
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An analysis of the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The author analyzes how his characters reflect a major theme for Poe: fear of an addiction that may become fatal or lead to madness. This essay shows how Poe's characters in "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" portray his theme.
From the Paper:"In his writings Edgar Allan Poe creates many characters who reflect what seems to be a major thesis for Poe, that fear is an addiction, an addiction that often proves fatal either in the sense of leading to literal death, or to madness, or both. Through his gothic tales and poetry Poe demonstrates his belief that what goes on inside a human's mind is instrumental in creating that person's outer reality. This short paper will describe how Poe's characters in "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" are literally scared out of their wits and find exactly what their unbalanced minds are looking for. Poe's essay "The Philosophy of Composition" and his poem number 670 will be cited to confirm this thesis."
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