The blind man’s wife had recently died and that’s why he was coming to visit. The narrator thought it was absurd that he was able to have a wife, he says it “ was beyond my understanding” (11). He even said how he started to feel sorry for the blind man for a minute then he began to think about the predicament the wife was in, and only the narrator thought was a bad situation. With him not trying to see the deeper effect they might’ve had on each other, he says, “And then I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led. Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11).
“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a poem filled with melodrama and sensationalism, therefore, it falls under the category of Gothic Literature. In “The Raven” the narrator is half reading, half falling asleep, and trying to forget about his lost love Lenore. He is suddenly shaken by a tapping sound on his door. The narrator opens the door and to his surprise finds nothing. He then opens the window and in flies a Raven.
Ten times out of ten the conclusion that is made is that the raven within the poem symbolizes the mournful, never-ending remembrance for the narrator 's lost love Lenore. It is my intention to challenge that unanimous interpretation that the raven is a bad omen by saying that the raven
Love is blind, sometimes causing crucial life-changing actions. The husband was a strong character. It was obvious he was a very understanding husband although, he was a little jealous of the connection between the blind man and his wife. The husband addressed to his wife the issues of images people have of handicap people such as blindness. After allowing the blind man into his home he realized people can be wrong about their images of one another.
As the woman is now alone after losing her children and her husband, she is no longer as decisive and active as she was in the past. Instead of actively going abroad or conversing with others, she is “toying with plots to kill time” (19). The woman does not have a clear idea of what she wants to do and is only wasting time by herself. This theme is also developed when the woman refuses to accept the reality of her fall. The woman, though she was once sought after by many, is left in a pathetic state after her husband dies.
The last thing the raven represents is sanity. Most readers of this poem feel the raven drove the narrator to insanity, however I have interpreted a different view. The raven represents a role such as a therapist. Holding certain tragic and sad events inside, your thought process and activity is affected. While on the other hand, speaking out loud and acknowledging what happened can help you to move on and come to terms with the event.
Psycho Narrator Have you ever experienced grief so bad that you don 't know what to do with yourself? Some people can go insane or even die. This is the case in Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven”. The narrator loses his love Lenore and falls into a trance-like state of grief. He meets a raven: thought to be Lenore 's angel and has a conversation with it, only to become more depressed.
“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a literary portrayal of his pain on the death of his lover, Lenore, using symbolism, repetition, and alliteration. Symbolism holds many ways for a writer to put meaning and feeling into their writing. It can help us cope with secret meanings hidden behind simple words. Poe uses several examples of symbolism in his poem. The first symbol is the raven itself.
Ideally, a wife is expected to deeply mourn for her husband’s loss by sobbing or crying, but she did not. Neither is she happy or angry; talking to her husband for the last time was in a congenial and straightforward tone. This stress is derived from the noted absence of any strong emotion aside from the courtesy that would be extended even to a stranger. Rather than cry over his body, bid her husband goodbye, or tell him how much he was loved, the speaker’s mother does something else entirely. Notably, Walker’s father was actually named Willie Lee, thus the name in the last part of the
She had loved them, and she had loved her husband. When I look at her now, I witness aught but the sadness in her eyes. The love that used to be there seems to have disappeared; it has become as lost as of those whom she has lost in the past few years. Her mother has gone, even her father. Now she believes she’s lost me as well.