A Father Figure In Edgar Allan Poe's Life

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Both of Edgar Allan Poe’s fathers abandoning him and never supporting him greatly affected Poe. He never had a father figure in his life to support him or that genuinely cared about him. First, the text cites, “The two father figures in his life were never supportive, which may account for many of his struggles” (About Edgar Allan Poe 2). This explains how the abandonment and rejection of Poe’s two father figures affected him in a negative way and may have been the reason he had some of his struggles later in life. Second, the text states, “Even though John Allan had plenty of money, he only gave Edgar about a third of what he needed” (Biography of Edgar Allan Poe 1). This shows how John Allan did not support Edgar, mentally or financially.
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