Suffering In Poe's The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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The Raven The poem The Raven written by Edgar Allan Poe, could be interpreted in many different ways. It can be seen as a deranged lunatic who is hallucinating, finally breaks the last string and finally gives into his madness, or even just a man who misses his late wife Lenore. I am sure that the narrator in the story was a very normal and happy man who used to love the life he lived. However, when his wife died, he might have sank so far into grief that he slowly started to slip away into madness. The raven flew into his room, and stayed perched in his room no matter what he tried to do.This raven could possibly represent the grief that the narrator feels and the darkness and loneliness he is feeling from losing his dear wife Lenore. As I have said, the narrator is feeling lonely and is feeling grief from losing his dear wife Lenore.To me, this could possibly be the start of the process of him slipping into complete madness. In the poem it says, “vainly I had sought to borrow from my books of surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore… nameless here evermore” (10-12). In this he is saying how he looked through his books to see if there was a way to make his sorrow to …show more content…
As it says,” Respite- respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore! Quoth the Raven, Nevermore” (81-83). After the raven gave this answer, it was the exact opposite of what the narrator wanted to hear, and he started to really very angry at the raven. In a way, as I was reading this poem, I also see the Raven as a way of help for the narrator to know the truth. Even though it is hard for him to take in, the Raven could be seen as darkness and mystery and sadness in his life, but it could also be seen as help for him to gain more knowledge about what is going

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