The Chilling And Darkness In Edgar Allan Poe's Writings

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The Chilling and Darkness in Edgar Allan Poe’s Writings “I do suffer from insanity, but I enjoy every single minute.” Poe was a man of talents and skills in writing. His writings were usually dark and dreary and it was all based on events of his life. He was very skillful in something called genres of macabre and mysteries. Macabre is a style of writing, which the writer adds a dark atmosphere and puts emphasis on the details and symbols of life. Many macabre stories or poetic works are very disturbing and creepy because it involves death in every story. Mystery (the second thing I mentioned), is, obviously, when the author puts a mysterious base and background on his/her stories that causes the reader confused, or to think and be curious. …show more content…
The story is about an unnamed narrator who is extremely nervous but doesn’t think he’s insane. He loves an old man but hates the man’s eye. He has nothing against this old man but a “pale blue eye, with a film over it.” (Poe). Therefore, seven nights in a row, the narrator goes to the old man’s house at midnight, and goes into the man’s room and shines an old lantern in his eye he hates. He puts his head out very slowly and opens up the lantern so only a tiny beam of light hits his eye. Every night so far the man hasn’t opened his eye so the narrator feels like he cannot kill the man. On the eighth night the narrator comes, the old man is awakened by the narrator so the narrator hides in a dark room. Frightened, the man lays on the bed and screams when he sees the narrator and only can scream once because the narrator slides him of the bed and pushes the bed on top of the man and make sure his heart stops beating. When he hears the heart stop beating he chops up the man in pieces, he then hides the remains of the old man under the floor tile. A neighbor of the old man called the cops because they heard a scream. Three Cops show up to the house and the narrator answers the door. He convinces that the old man is out of town and was just staying there for the night so nothing happens. The cops commanded the narrator to show the old man’s room while going in there they all sat down and …show more content…
Poe didn’t want this published because he thought no one would think of it to be true. Of course, he was right, so they labeled the book fiction. This short story is about a little boy named Pym who went to school at New Bedford. Meets his best friend Augustus Barnard (his father is a sailor). Augustus wants to be just like his dad and Pym wants to follow. So usually, the two go sailing and were almost killed by a severe storm and luckily, the two were saved by a whaling ship. Not caring much about the misadventure, Augustus asks Pym if he wants to go on the big adventure with his dad. Pym family disapproves but it doesn’t stop Pym. So for three days Augustus hides Pym of the adventure boat so he can go with him. Once they get in the middle of the ocean, the plan is Augustus will come get Pym so he reveals him self to captain Barnard and his crew. It’s been seven days and no Augustus. Pym starving and dying feels a creature attacking him. Once he looks, it’s his dog, Tiger. It has a note on it saying “if you parish your life then don’t talk.” Finally Augustus gets Pym and Pym realizes they’ve been captured. The captain and the crew go on one boat Augustus and Pym go on another. A guy on the bad boat named Peters, hides the two friends. The make a play to kill whoever in charge. The kill a man named Parker. Once they are in charge of the ship

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