Searching For Beauty (Poe)
Searching For Beauty
Edgar Allan Poe is a man constantly searching for beauty to depart from the mental and moral ugliness in his life. This reflects in his the poetry and short stories. Poe sees evil as a major threat to himself and to man due to the fact that he lives in its presence. It is easy to establish this fact when looking at the tragedies in his own life relating to the deaths of his young mother, wife, and others he loved. It is no wonder that he sees the absence of beauty as evil, because he felt the terror and tragedy of the loss of his own life. In Poe?s literature it seems that beauty, or the absence of beauty, determines the true value of life. Did Poe actually experience true beauty and feel the pain of its death, or was it something he never truly found Never the less, it is obviously a major cause of his pain, and his literature is a reflection of this absence.
Edgar Allan Poe was perhaps one of the most widely read and controversial writers in America?s narrative history. He was born in Boston in 1809
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