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Edgar Allen Poe is one of the greatest poets in our time In alone everything he loved he loved alone He struggled through his whole life through death envy sorrow and illusion He was different from others and very depressed The social learning theory by Albert Bandura and Julian Rotter will explain the thoughts feelings experiences and behavior of Edgar Allen PoeEdgar Allan Poe was born in Massachusetts on January 19 1809 the second son of traveling actors There is no record of his father after 1810 and his mother returning to the southern circuit died a year later from tuberculosis Edgar spilt up from his elder brother and younger sister His elder brother and is wife mother and grandmother all died of tuberculosis He was taken into a household of a virginain Tobacco Merchant John Allen whose name Poe was adopted 1824 He went to England with the Allen family in 1815 and while there he attended a school in Stoke Newington yet Poe relationship with his foster father was uneasy and was put under great strain when he returned to Richmond John was lying in his deathbed waving his stick yelling at EdgarJohn took everything out the will and gave it to charity Poe was brokeBandura suggests that human behavior is due to a reciprocal determinism that involves behavioral cognitive and environmental factors For example Poe married his thirteen-year-old cousin Virgina Clemms His life and behavior changed Poe Poe was happy he was madly in love like children running in the meadows and having picnics under a tree Poe was teaching her how to play the flute and taught her algebra Then the environment changed One day in the house a friend of Poes was there for dinner and Poes wife sang for him Than she began to cough blood and Poe feared the worst He called a doctor and the doctor told Poe that his wife is dying of tuberculosis Poe became
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