Motherly Figures In Edgar Allen Poe's Works

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s eyes, “women have been angels of mercy while men have sat at the edges and mocked”. With this statement, Edgar is referring to the fatherly figures versus the motherly figures in his own life. His fathers who left him harshly at a start and his mothers who stayed by his side affectionately as long as possible. Poe’s writing reflects his compassion for and against the opposite genders, as well as possesses the emotions they put him through. According to the first text, “he and Frances seemed to form a bond, but he never quite meshed with John” (1). How it went down with the Allans doesn’t vary much from the relationships Edgar had. Quoting the third article next, “Frances passed away on February 8, 1829. Poe was distraught.
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