Essay on The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

1022 Words Nov 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. In The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe allows his audience to believe that supernatural things make your mind exaggerate the results. The raven and the narrator are the two characters present in The Raven. These two characters are fully on board with the topic of supernatural. The narrator believes that this talking raven is really in his chamber to harass him. Lenore, the narroraters dead wife, is only spoken of. It is inferred that she is the inspiration behind this poem. When the narrator hears the bird talk for the first time he is not very stunned. This may show that the narrator is either losing his mind or that he knows that the bird is a supernatural thing from the start. The narrator also seems to be very defensive of his wife. When the narrator implies that the raven tells him Lenore’s not in Heaven, he gets very angry and starts to panic. The raven never actually answered this question though, considering all it can say is, "Nevermore." Emotions intensify when imagination eats at the mind.
Throughout the symbols in The Raven supernatural is envisioned throughout the narrator 's eyes. For example, the narrator positioned the idea of a supernatural Raven in his mind right when he saw it. The narrator states, “Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore” (page 4). This quote shows that the narrator has supernatural feeling about…

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