Essay about Edgar Allan Poe 's `` Masque Of The Red Death ``

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, where his parents cared for him until their deaths in 1812 when Poe was three. He was left to John Allan and his wife Frances Allan. While Edgar Allan Poe’s background is rather long, and tragic, it all begins will death and ultimately ends with his death. It was in 1836 that Edgar married his cousin Virginia Clemm, but it was the death of his mother, his foster-mother, and his wife that truly exposed his emotions in a raw way after each woman died from tuberculosis. It is a common theory that writers in any genre write a piece of truth within their works, whether it is intentional or not, and with this is it can also be believed that Edgar Allan Poe’s life directly affected the means in which he wrote, and why he wrote, “Masque of the Red Death” and that it holds truth about his life.
Edgar Allan Poe lived a life where the women in his life died constantly and in an incurable way, and the same way, effecting Edgar Allan Poe’s mental health. Poe was raised until the age of three by his blood parents, until his father and mother both died and Poe was then sent away to John Allan’s home where he was raised into adulthood. “When Elizabeth Arnold Poe died…Edgar was taken in had by…John Allan…” (Edgar Allan Poe: The Man Behind the Legend–Edward Wagenknecht) Even after losing his mother at a young age, Edgar Allan Poe was given a family who loved him just the same and that became very enlightening to him. “…Frances Allan, the only mother…

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