Character Analysis: The Raven

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Ashley Quinn
February 27,2018 English 3
1st Hour

The Raven
Have you ever been depressed after a tragic accident? Well in the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe which is a form of gothic literature shows the effects of depression and all the emotions that follow after a tragic accident.The narrator in the poem loses his dear and loving wife, he ends up becoming very depressed and lets his imagination get the best of him when a raven appears whom will only answer “Never more”
I feel like the raven can symbolize many things and or emotions. In my opinion I think the raven symbolizes anger when he doesn’t give the narrator the answer he wants,also sorrow and evil because if your sad for to long it eats away at you and eventually you’ll snap,
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The raven continues to say never more the narrator becomes furious and distressed.
The quote “Never more” could mean many things but in this case my opinion on the meaning of the quote is i think the narrator sees the word never more as he will see his wife never more who he is still mourning. So the raven is symbolizing anger because he’s trying to make the narrator believe that his wife is gone. That’s my opinion on why the raven symbolizes anger.
The repetition of the word never more is making the narrator angry and he begins to go crazy.That’s how the raven symbolizes anger.
The raven can also symbolize evil,because in the quote “By the grave and stern decorum of countenance it were”. To me the grave face the raven is making is a sorrowful expression which can eventually can lead to an evil
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The raven may also represent the narrators inability to do anything about his fate which would mean death in the end.
In some people’s eyes the raven can be seen as a symbol of the devil from the quote “The Night’s Plutonian Shore…”and is described as a demon of some kind.
The raven is also seen as bad luck as he comes after his wife dies to take him away.which means the raven is a symbol for death.
The main symbolization for the raven would obviously be remembering his wife after she’s gone and how in the end he couldn’t live without her.those are my opinions on how the raven symbolized all these different emotions.
This is what I came up with for the symbolization of the raven, a raven can be symbolized as so many things and emotions it’s crazy but this is all I

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