Essay on The Black Sheep By Edgar Allan Poe

1697 Words Mar 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Being the author of many dark and grotesque stories, Edgar Allan Poe made his mark on humanity by truly showing what it means to be human. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. He was later adopted by tobacco merchants in 1811. Poe inherited his uncle’s fortune in 1825 and that is when he starts his writing career. Poe is a brilliant short story writer that trampled upon light and fluffy works. He meant for people to feel uneasy and frightened of what may be happening in another’s mind. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest and most influential American writers of his time. He wrote very twisted stories unlike his counterparts Nathaniel Hawthorne and Charles Dickens. Poe was the black sheep among writer in this era and that is why people loved his stories. Edgar Allan Poe showcased the human heart in a very different light. He did not illustrate the beautiful or the hopeful, he illustrates the horrific truth. His stories about death, which seems to be a central topic, divulges the curiosity in a human 's heart. This author was in the forefront a new way of expression. One did not have to follow the rules of ordinary storytelling. He allowed for more people to appreciate something new and something almost horrific. Edgar Allan Poe wrote about the grotesque and monstrous nature of humans. He reveals the curiosity people have about these characteristics. He captivated his audience with his stories because they themselves wondered of their own life after death. Poe…

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