Therefore when the Raven comes, the narrator thinks the Raven is somehow sent from Lenore or could possibly be Lenore. I believe that the Raven was sent from Lenore to help give closure to the narrator and to send a message. The message sent is that he will never know where Lenore is now but she is okay. The Raven would give him closure by having the narrator think he was talking to Lenore one last time, then it would help him move on from her and feel peace by the sound of her name instead of a deep sadness. Lenore had a huge impact on the narrator’s life.
He is having an internal battle over whether or not Lenore really is gone, and if he will ever see her again. He starts to hear tapping in his door and opens it, but nothing was there. Then he hears tapping at his window, he opens the window and a raven flies into his room. He begins asking the bird questions about Lenore. He asks if he will ever see her again, if she is in heaven, etc., and the only thing the
“‘Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!’ Quoth the raven ‘Nevermore’” This nevermore means the narrator will never forget Lenore. This is a problem for him because the longing for Lenore pains the narrator. He believes completely that this raven speaks the truth. Therefore he will always bare the pain due to the death of his love. This makes the narrator furious knowing he will never remedy his loss.
Edgar Allan Poe 's poem, The Raven is told by an unnamed man who was sitting all alone in his room. One late night, he hears someone tapping at his door. At first he thinks that it is just someone coming to stop by and visit him. Instead of just openeding the door he begins to remembering the loss of his love, Lenore, who had recently died.The unnamed man begins to realize his fear of what could be on the other side of his chamber door. When he finally works up the courage to go and open the chamber door, all he sees is darkness and nothing else but darkness .But the narrator continues to hear the never ending tapping, so he checks out the window.
He writes a poem about a young man who is rapidly losing his sanity due to the loss of his lover Lenore. Right from the start of the poem Edgar gives you strong emotions of freight, anxiety and a broken heart. Through the setting of the scene, the narrator builds suspense. The young man is alone, on a cold, gloomy winter night reading some creepy old books to keep his mind off his lost lover when he starts drifting to sleep. He is suddenly woken by a soft knock on his door.
At the start of the poem, the narrator is awoken in the night by a knocking on his chamber door. “And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?” This I whispered , and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!” Merely this and nothing more.” (Poe, 69). The narrator is overcome with grief and pain at the loss of his Lenore. So upon opening the door to
The narrator will overcome this and the raven is helping him to do so. After speaking to the raven and getting the same answer over and over, the narrator explains at the end of the poem how the presence of the raven has made him feel, he says, “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor / Shall be lifted -- nevermore!” (107-108). I interpreted this as the weight has been lifted off his shoulder now that he has heard himself admit Lenore is gone. It almost is a sign of relief because now he can move on with his life and continue on the with a stronger mental state back to his sanity. That journey is very well
His obsession for Lenore is not evident yet, but in the next mention of her it becomes increasingly so. When he opens his door after hearing someone knocking, he looks into the darkness and believes he hears her name being whispered. However, it is he who is whispering “and an echo murmured back the word, Lenore!” (Poe 613). He feels her presence everywhere, desperately thinking that it might be Lenore who is knocking. Once he starts talking to the raven, his hysteria reaches its climax as he shouts “respite and Nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
He tried to escape his thoughts, but every time he did he got pulled back into them. Not only does the raven represent love but it also represents the narrator 's grief and sorrow for her and since all he did was think about her he is forever going to be miserable without her. Because he never even tried to move on, he now really doesn’t know how to. Although, Lenore is not described at all. Poe only says that she is truly missed by the narrator.