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Elements of Fiction in Poes WritingEdgar Allan Poe was an artist of literature He was one of the greatest thrillerstory tellers that America has known He was known as a seminal figure in the development in science fiction and the detective story His writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature X John Richardson Edgar Allan Poe wasnt out to frighten his audience According to Peithman his interest for his audience was within the human mind In three of his works AMorella ALigeia and AThe Oval Portrait there are several similarities and differences of elements of fiction such as theme plot tone symbol point of view and climax In the story ALigeia the narrator did not love Rowena Ligeia did not resemble Rowena in any way Ligeia was just a figment of his imagination The man was merely insane He created Ligeia AThe narrator is obsessed with his Ideal to the point where it takes on a life of its own and had no ability to control his mindPiethman 45 The narrator was always absorbed in the features of Ligeia and how wonderful she always looked She was so perfect in every way that she could not possibly be human This story could have been related to Edgar Allan Poes could first wifes death that ALigeia was a part of him In AMorella it was said that she may have been a witch Morella she is intelligent Although she did go to a school for the black arts She represents surpassing knowledge that the husband doesnt have He wants to have this so he starts to study with her He becomes her pupil He did not love Morella He only loved her knowledge Because her husband did not love her at all she cast a spell on him The spell was for her soul to go into her daughter The spell was a reminder for the man to regret what he
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