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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