Edgar Allan Poe/Theme of Insanity
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A 3 page essay that explicates 3 works by Poe. Nineteenth century American author Edgar Allan Poe is known for his tales of Gothic horror. A frequent theme that underscores the frightening aspects of many of his narratives is the fact that his protagonists are insane. The theme of insanity underscores the horror in these works, and, frequently, causes the reader to question the reality presented in the narrative. Did it happen; was it real: or were the events depicted simply the frenzied imagination of someone tortured by insanity? The writer discusses Fall of the House of Usher, Hop-Frog and The Raven. No additional sources cited.
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