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What Is The Mood Of The Raven

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Edgar Allan Poe's poem “The Raven” is one of his most famous poems in which the main character had lost his wife which lead him to depression, which is what could have made the maybe “vision” of the Raven (Specially since he was drinking). The Raven came into his house and perched on his chamber door, then slowly drives the main character crazy, the main character discovers that the raven can talk, but can only say the word “Nevermore” the raven spoke only that word as if his soul in that one word he did outpour (See what I did there.) He asks questions about the future, and that how he will see his dead wife (Lenore) again, the raven responds with “Nevermore” the main character understood this as a way of saying that he will never see his wife again, not even in heaven. The character kept trying to get the bird out of his house but the bird would not leave. Then the main character was left with eternal depression and despair. I think the raven is his depression, and anxiety reflected upon him to torment him. At the beginning of the poem, the main character was reading a book, why? Maybe because he…show more content…
Since we know a lot about the story, its more likely that it was because he didn't want to think about his dead wife, reading stories that interests the reader, reduces anxiety and depression, which is what the main character in “The Raven” was going through, and wanted to stop. He needed to do something to get his mind of the death of his long-lost wife. We don't know how long he has been missing his wife but in the story the main character is very depressed so it looks like it was not that long ago, so he is still contemplating his dead
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