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Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poes writings were enormously affected by his chaotic life involving death after death around him His obsession with death results in writing many mysteries or stories involved with murder disease suicide etc Some of his writings are very astonishing and sometimes even lunatic but it is not even close to his life experience There were ten important people in his life that either died or left Poe abruptly These catastrophes one by one damaged Poes ability to organize his emotions in his brain and eventually destroyed it resulting in Poe making so many mysteries To explain the influence of Poes life to his writing one must have the knowledge of his life first Edgar Allan Poe was born in January 19 1809 in Boston Edgar had an older brother William when he was born and a year later he got a younger sister Rosalie His father David Poe was born in July 18 1784 in Baltimore Maryland Edgars mother Elizabeth was born in 1787 There are rumors that Elizabeth was Benedict Arnolds granddaughter but it was never proved When Poe was born David was 35 and Elizabeth was 38 Elizabeth had married another man in 1802 but became a widow three years later Her unsuccessful marriage continues David deserts the family two years after Edgar was born Elizabeth Poe now was alone again and took her kids to Richmond Virginia However she dies the same year in December With no parent the three children had to get separated One of the charitable women of Richmond who helped Elizabeths sickroom was Frances Allan She was interested in Edgar and even though her husband John Allan had opposed her at first wrote to David Poe Jrs relatives for Edgar However they did not formally adopt Edgar and Edgar became their stepson The Allans had lived close to the MacKenzies which had adopted Rosalie Thus they probably had a chance or two to
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