The Big Red by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe had a peculiar way with his work. He was adopted early in his life to be spared from poverty and heartache (Roberts and Zweig 226). But in the Big Read it is stated that he still felt a satisfaction from women’s suffering. Poe just wanted to be a writer and followed his passion into judging others work to support himself (Roberts and Zweig 226). Some say that he is selfish and indulgent. Sadly the death of Poe is still a mystery but his works affect people’s lives on a daily basis. The elegance of Poe’s prose invokes an emotional reaction he was subject to during his childhood that later led to the creation of the most influential works of the 19th Century. Events of his childhood are surely responsible for some of his…show more content…
So therefore, the end result or response will be tainted; the final image will not represent the words on the page, it will be diluted. The fact that Poe is not given the comfort that if he stops reading something that he would be allowed to return to the work. Feelings of abandonment in early childhood probably played a hand in these feelings. Chaos and drama are words that he is very familiar with growing up. Poe is discarded by the women of his childhood; dooming him to a life full of fear, heartache, and loneliness. All of which support the feelings that erupt onto the pages in his works. We also learn that on his journey he retained alcoholism and a series of other both psychical and psychological illnesses. Poe had his own mind along with his own parameters of things like self-indulgent, vulgar, and insane. To him the way he reacts to situations may be completely normal while to overseers is strange. Poe is brilliant in his own right and he does not concern himself with things sometimes deemed necessary. In the website A Big Read, we are told that during editorships Poe writes a number of criticisms and commentaries on other writer’s works. Through this he develops, “The Philosophy of Composition” in 1846 which presents “the essence of his theory of poetry” (Big
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