Arthur Gordon Pym Essays (Examples)

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Extra-Credit Questions on Readings There Are Different

Words: 1986 Length: 7 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 55359608

Extra-Credit Questions

Questions on Readings

There are different kinds of peril that a person can find himself (in this case) in, and Macready and Macon Detornay find themselves embedded in several of them, in large measure because of their own actions, including their own attitudes about the position that they hold in the world in which they spend their lives. Detornay is more clearly culpable for the problems in which he finds himself because these are dangers into which he places himself. Lacking what he perceives to be an authentic life, he casts off the superficial markers of the community in which he has been raised and to which his life has accommodated him, he pretends that he can live a more authentic life by becoming what he sees as an urban black. Not only does this place him at occasional physical risk but on a consistent basis in moral…… [Read More]

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Edgar Allen Poe Romanticism of

Words: 1927 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 11954279

While Poe relates these as true stories, as opposed to the works of his own imagination, one can't but read them also as the fantastical longing of husband wanting to deny death's ability to separate him from his beloved wife.

After Virginia died, Poe went on a frenzied search for a female replacement. Not that any woman could have truly replaced Virginia in his eyes, but only that he found himself quite incapable of maintaining himself without a woman's influence. Poe pursued and was briefly engaged to poetess Sarah Helen Whitman, however the engagement dissolved largely due to Poe's growing reputation as a drunk. After Whitman, Poe passionately pursued Annie ichmond, though for her marriage to another man, their relations remained platonic. At the same time Poe was writing impassioned love letters to ichmond, he formed yet further platonic bonds with Sarah Anne Lewis, and poetess Susan Archer Talley. Finally,…… [Read More]

References

Bio. True Story. (2010). Edgar Allen Poe Biography. Retrieved December 11, 2010, from http://www.biography.com/articles/Edgar-Allan-Poe-9443160?part=0

Bloom, H. (1985). Edgar Allen Poe: Modern Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House

Publishers.

Poe, E.A. (1983). The Unabridged Edgar Allen Poe. Philadelphia: Running Press.