The Truth Will Set You Free Essay

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Many writers apply experiences and thoughts into their work and express them in such a way the reader can relate. Critics would agree Edgar Allan Poe left a unique mark as a short story writer. Author Ray Bradbury was quoted saying, “It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away…” (Bradbury). Fiction writing was simple until Poe begins to put his twist around the world. During the terrible times that Edgar Allan Poe experienced as a young man would ultimately alter the history of short stories, he was unique and an extraordinary writer therefore exemplifying the mark that he leave upon society in his short stories …show more content…
It is believed that the anomaly was caused by a combination of a historic low in solar activity with a volcanic winter event, the latter caused by a succession of major volcanic eruptions…the largest known eruption in over 1,300 years” (Year Without a Summer). While this catastrophe struck Indonesia the after effects seemed to carry over to the Eastern Seaboard and parts of Western Europe, where Poe and his family resided. To experience a bizarre event such as the year without a summer during the 1800’s would have been a traumatic experience, especially to young and confused Edgar. A few years following this event his family was forced to move back to the United States as John Allan’s business opportunities had failed leaving the family in financially distraught. As all these events transpired, Edgar was unable to complete his formal education, but had experimented; with various athletics, works of literature arts, building structures and different cultures. With the amount of moving it was difficult for him to fit in with classmates, he also lacks the positive role models to inspire him for future endeavors.
Shortly following the Allan’s move back to America, John’s wealthy uncle died, leaving a large sum of money in John’s name. Poe

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