Who Is The Narrator's True Nature In The Raven

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Dwight Lyman Moody is quoted saying "character is what you are in the dark." Meaning in darkness and troubled times your true nature shows. This is true because many characters seem entirely different when going through difficult times. In the poem "The Raven", Edgar Allan Poe shows the narrator's true nature in troubled times through the narrator's anger at the raven, longing for Lenore, and fear of never seeing Lenore again. Firstly, the narrator's anger at the raven shows true nature during his troubled times. When the narrator begins to talk about Lenore, he asks the raven if he'll ever see Lenore again, and the raven says nevermore. Then, the narrator becomes angry which is his true nature. Again the narrator asks a question to which the…show more content…
Thirdly, another aspect of the narrator's true nature is fear of never seeing Lenore again, in hard times the narrator is fearful of never seeing his beloved again. When the narrator answers the door, he calls Lenore because he wishes to see her again, and is fearful that he never will. Lastly, the narrator was up late reading, in the text, to bring an end to his sorrow of losing Lenore, which shows that he misses her and wishes to see her again. Surely, this shows that one aspect of the narrator's true nature is fearfulness. The quote, "character is what you are in the dark", by Dwight Lyman Moody, can be interpreted as darkness and troubled times shows your true nature. Dwight Lyman Moody's quote relates to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe through the narrator's true nature which is shown when he encounters the raven. The narrator shows his true nature when he gets angry at the raven for saying he'll never see Lenore again. His true nature also appears in his longing for Lenore, he uses Lenore to calm himself in darkness. And again his true nature appears when he shows his fear of no longer seeing

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