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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe, famous for his interesting and intriguing works, was born on January 19, 1809. As a child, his parents divorced and his mother took his siblings and him with her. Sadly, after the divorce, his mother passed away from Tuberculosis, and Poe’s family was divided up again. His siblings went to live with different people and Poe was taken in by the Allan couple. He was given a good education but his new stepfather did not like him. Edgar Allan Poe joined the army at eighteen years old and is loving stepmother, Mrs. Allan, passed away, also from Tuberculosis. Later on, Mr. Allan helped Poe go to West Point but did not give him enough money. Poe got expelled from the school. Later on, he moved in with his relatives,
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It is a negative mood, and typically a tense one. In the short story, “the Masque of the Red death”, this of course, is another reading including death. For example, the story says, “THE ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country.” Once again, talking about death and devastation brings about negative feelings and a depressing fell. The end of the story reads, a sad, negative atmosphere. In the story, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Mr. Usher’s wife was supposed to be dead, but later in the story she was thought not to be and Mr. Usher started panicking because he realized that she was not dead. That was when Madeline Usher burst through the door and scared Mr. Roderick Usher so bad that he died. The story says, “For a moment she remained trembling and reeling to and fro upon the threshold, then, with a low moaning cry, fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated.” This is telling how Roderick Usher died in the end. After reading this, the reader feels nervous and anxious because death is not a subject that usually makes people comfortable. The story, a bit longer than some of Poe’s other works, “The Pit and the Pendulum” is about a person in jail. It is not a common jail as some might think. This prison was made to torture people and give them pain. During this story, the reader was tied up and a pendulum with a blade started to swing back and forth and began to come closer and closer to the person. At the last minute, he was able to become free, thanks to a couple rats. Apparently he was being watched because shortly after he escaped the almost certain death, the cell started to get hot and the walls around him began to close, pushing him closer and closer to a large pit. At the last minute, he was rescued but death was almost certain in the story until he was saved. The reading says,
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