Conflict In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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Edgar Allen Poe
“ I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain.”
A guy with some of the world’s best poem/story’s . A guy who died of a mystery, who married a thirteen year old. Edgar Allen Poe.
Somebody, the narrator, wanted to solve a problem, but he went the wrong way and got caught, so they died and he got caught.
In most of Edgar’s many stories and/or poems he wrote about depression or grief. How he got it. What he did because of it. “ But when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.”

The theme of the story is shown through conflict.
The conflict is the problem in the story. In this case, it would be the Raven. “ Prophet! Said I thing of evil!-prophet still if bird or devil!” As you can see Edgar is …show more content…

So the narrator is going to seek revenge... “ My heart grew sick. It was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so.”
This just shows how he had gotten his revenge. By killing the person who he had wanted to seek revenge on. It shows his personality. Sneaky by tricking him to go down. Smart for getting a way to trick him. Vicious for actually killing him. To summarize, the character had gotten the revenge he had wanted. He wouldn’t have gotten it without the personality he had.


One way the theme of this story is shown is through symbolism. This story had a lot of symbolism in it.
“ Back into my chamber turning all my soul within me burning.” This quote shows how the bird won’t leave and his heart has changed. The chamber= his heart. Another quote is ,” Prophet!said I thing of evil!-prophet still, if bird or devil!” This shows how the bird still hasn’t left. He is staying their. The more he stays the more depressed and grief filled Edgar gets. The bird is being referred to evil and the devil. As long as the bird is up their, Edgar has depression.

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