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Poe's Revenge Quotes

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Edgar Allan Poe is a writer who struggled through a lot, for example his mother, wife, and brother died all of the same disease. Poe is a writer who is inspired by all the pain and depression he has gone through in his life. In most of Poe 's stories, the narrator wanted revenge, but usually gets caught and later executed. In Poe’s stories the main theme is that anger leads to bad decisions. In Poe’s story,Tell-Tale Heart, the Narrator is man at an old man, because he doesn’t like his eye. Because the narrator is mad at the old man and his eye, he plans to kill him. ”I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” (81) In this quote the narrator is planning to kill the old man so that he won’t ever…show more content…
In Poe 's story The Cask of Amontillado, the characters show the theme anger leads to bad decisions. The main characters Montresor and Fortunato show this theme.” The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but within I vowed revenge.” In this quote is shows that Fortunato hurt Montresor which made Montresor want revenge. Montresor has anger toward Fortunato and wants revenge which may lead Montresor to doing something that is bad. “ ‘Fortunato!’ no answer. I called it again- ‘Fortunato.’ “ (166) In this quote it indicates that Montresor killed Fortunato. Montresor had so much anger towards Fortunato, it lead him to killing Fortunato. In the end, Montresor 's anger lead him to killing Fortunato which reveals the theme anger lead to bad…show more content…
Lastly, In Poe’s story The Raven conflict show that anger lead to bad decisions.In The Raven, the narrators wife dies and the raven which represents his grief show up. “From my books surcease my sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore.”(189) In this quote the narrator’s wife dies. Grief for his wife causes him to be mad at the world for causing this. “ ‘Prophet!’ said I, ‘Thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil.” The narrator is mad at the raven (his grief) because it won’t go away. He is mad, and because he is they way he is, depressed and isolated he won 't search for help which will cause him to make that bad decision. This proves that anger lead to bad decisions. These quotes proved that a main theme is Poe’s stories is that anger leads to bad decisions. In Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator killed the old man because he did like his eye. Killing the old man was a bad decision. In The Cask of Amontillado, Montresor killed Fortunato because Fortunato Hurt him. Again killing is a bad decision. The last story, The Raven, the narrator 's grief is keeping him in a hurting point, and decided to keep it in which is an unhealthy/bad decision. In the real world anger is a bad thing to have in your life, and may cause you to do things that
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