Edgar Allen Poe was an amazing writer whose life ended much sooner than expected on October 7, 1849. His cause of death is an unknown and very controversial topic. Some say that he died of alcohol poisoning, while others believe that he died due to a case of rabies. Some think that on his journey to the North he had a large amount of an alcoholic beverage which lead him to die before he could reach his destination. According to Burton R. Pollin and Robert E. Benedetto, two professors from CUNY and the University of South Carolina, “ Evidence of Poe’s chronic binges is strewn through his letters in periodic admissions of ‘recoveries’ and promises to ….
Poe’s Death The circumstances surrounding the death of the famous author Edgar Allan Poe have been debated by historians, professors and literature fans for years. Although there are limited amounts of facts and evidence from the days before his death, various theories have been presented and argued about how Poe died. Although one theory suggests that Poe died from rabies, the more compelling and believable theory is he died from alcoholism.
Poe was a drunk but he could also be genius at some points in time. I think Poe died from too much alcohol. I think this because Poe was known as a drunk. And, it would be pretty obvious if he had rabies because you would be able to tell. If Poe died of rabies he would have most likely got it from his cat but, his cat didn't have it.
When life becomes rough, how do people cope with it? Some people channel their struggles through a creative outlet. Others deal with it in more negative and harmful ways. Edgar Allen Poe dealt with his hardships in both ways. Many people in his life, including his parents, had died when he was young, thus starting the chain that was his depressing life.
Many people go through horrors in their life. However, most don’t record them in the way Poe did. From a young age Poe experienced death in his family. As Poe lived his life, he started using his feelings and life experiences in his work. He based his feelings in his poems such as Annabel Lee and Alone.
Life is like a mystery and so is Poe’s death. There are two different reasons people believe that caused Poe’s death. Poe’s death was either caused by acholism or rabies. There are evidence for both reasons. Poe’s death is caused by acholism because the evidence that is provided is more reliable.
Edgar Allan Poe, a man who has changed literature through his numerous pieces of writing, such as The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher. In Edgar Allan Poe’s famous work, The Raven, the main character is confronted with a raven. The character speaks to the raven, thinking it couldn’t respond, but the raven did respond, but only speaking one word, “Nevermore” (Poe 331). In some cases of mental illnesses, one can experience hallucinations, hearing voices, paranoia, and even persecutory delusion. Is it possible that the Raven could have symbolized something other than a bird.
Allen poe was an alcoholic who was obsessed with wine. Unfortunately no one was aware that Poe was diagnosed with rabies which caused his ridiculous behavior. Poe’s alcoholism was no secret. He would would not wear appropriate outfits based on what the weather was like. Also whenever he would drink his behavior would change.
Many people that Edgar Allan Poe loved and cared about died, and his feelings about their deaths were reflected in his writings. Poe lost his wife and mother to tuberculosis, the Red Death, which spread like wildfire during Poe’s time. In “The Masque of the Red Death”, Poe writes of a Prince who built walls around his palace in an attempt to prevent the disease from getting inside. Through vivid descriptions and similes, Poe allows the reader to come to the conclusion that the Red Death got inside the walls anyway, and killed everyone in its path. In “The Conqueror Worm”, Poe writes of a worm that enters a theater during a play and eats the actors and the audience when they are least expecting it.
Michelle Sweet 3-1-17 Mrs. Ruiz 1st hour Heartbreak Some of us believe that heartbreaks can be one of the hardest things to recover from in this world. From my understanding, Poe takes heartbreak personally and suffers greatly from it. He suffers from the loss of his life long love, Lenore and goes into a very deep and great depression stage of his life.
There are many speculations as to what exactly happened to Edgar Allan Poe in his death. Many people assume different things. From Henry Herring -Poe’s uncle by marriage- poisoning him, to him dying of rabies. However, it could have been much simpler that that, which also seems to be more fathomable, is the theory that is Poe died running a fever after passing out drunk.
The Man Whose Insanity was Read by Millions “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity ”(Ackroyd 96). Edgar Allen Poe was born on July 19,1809 to Eliza and David Poe, who were actors. He became an orphan at a young age and suffered with the many deaths in his life. As a result of the suffering Edgar Allan Poe began to get addicted to alcohol and opium. Edgar Allan Poe used the tragedy, suffering, and addiction in his life to produce some of the most famous literary works.