Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death

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Edgar Allan Poe is an American literary legend who has altered the way of writing we know today. Poe is not only known for his words on paper, but he is also known for how he has dealt with the difficulties in his life; Poe lost several parental figures in his life, because of this the austere John Allan was his longest fatherly figure. Though all the difficulties in Edgar’s life, he always prevailed to create incredibly descriptive writing. One of the most encouraging and positive people in his life was his loving wife Virgina, she of course, as all things in Poe’s life did not have the average relationship with Poe, she was his cousin. Edgar Allan Poe was often described as being intelligent and talented yet cocky. With being the consurverial…show more content…
At one point in college, he as he was reading a short story he wrote, a friend made a negative comment directed toward the literature and he immediately hurled the book in the fire. While Poe’s fame grew so did the people who objected to his writing they were often trying to force Phone into a writing style that Poe had no intention of being in; Poe attitude towards those people are what created the his famous work such as The masque of the Red Death .In The masque of the Red Death, the main character the Prince has provided a shelter for his most loved citizens and him leaving the people of his to fend for themselves against this brutal disease; “ The eternal world will take care of itself… the prince had provided all of the appliances for pleasure”(64). Not only was this fictional prince cowardly, but he was also revealed how Poe himself felt about being left out because of his odd behavior. Poe was always writing with hash vocabulary, in The Pit and the Pendulum he did not disappoint. Poe again talked about being trapped in deadly situation this time it was about a man being “tied by no separation…show more content…
Soon after the Allan family took upon Poe, Frances Allan passed away, leaving the young boy in John Allan’s care. John Allan was a cold business man while Edgar was not, he was more emotional, this led to many discrepancies between the two. Poe felt as if the Allan name was never quite belonged to him and that he did not fit the mold John Allan was trying to enforce into him. In one of Poe’s stories The Man in the Crowd the narrator is a chasing a man in the street, seeking for attention and comes to find out that the man has no interested in him; “... I persist in my pursuit of the stranger. But as usual he walked to and fro…”(poestories). The resemblance in Poe’s want for John Allan attention no matter how well he did in school was uncanny for this stranger 's attention in The man of the crowd. In Hop frog Poe also wrote about becoming a man and peer pressure; “ Hop Frog! I will make a man out of you.”(171). Poe felt much pressure from the people around in to be like his father when he was living on the Allan
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