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How Does Life Affect Poe's Life

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Massively recognized and known writer Edgar Allan Poe had a very different background and life story than what most people have had. Through out a lot of his writings he has written, he portrays his life experiences and reflects a lot about how he was mentally. The experiences and situations that Poe was subjected to was by no means what anyone should go through, especially at the age Poe experienced his tragic experiences. Though he faced many obstacles, he did not give up his passion of writing, as most people that would have gone through the same experiences would give up on life and their life aspirations. Poe’s writings are a true exposure of the view of the world through the eyes and mind of someone who has been permanently damaged through life experiences. Tell Tailed Heart is a…show more content…
He states, “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire.”(Baym and Levine 715) I feel as though that Poe was also trying to give off mental characteristics that he shared with the servant. There are constant parts of the story the servant states he is not insane, for example he says, "And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense?" (Baym and Levine 716) With the killing of the old man, I believe Poe does this to almost metaphorically compare the death of the old man to the death of the loved ones in his life. For example, his mother died at the age of three, his foster mother died at an early age of adolescence. It portrays the scenario where even though he loved and had passion for these special people, death still took their
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