Ligeia

Ligeia

Two Portraits of women in Poes tale Ligeia. Not only does Ligeia?s unusual beauty represents the main theme throughout the story, but the text reflects Poe?s rejecting the ?ordinary?, a common theme in literature. The writter rejects classical values and welcomes supernatural through unusual, mysterious beauty.
Ligeia was extremely beautiful, she knew a lot. A relationship with the narrator was a deep affection. He describes her very precisely as being afraid to omit any perfect feature: ?I examined the contour of the lofty and pale forehead ? it was faultless (?), the skin rivalling the purest ivory (?), the gentle prominence of the region above the temples?? The speaker portrays his perfect spouse almost like a ghost : ?She came and departed as a shadow. I was never made aware of her entrance into my closed study?. He also thinks her beauty, more specifically her eyes, as a ?strange mystery?. The narrator sees a secret in his beloved eyes. Her eyes make

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