Psycological analysis of characters in his work : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Hi i'm writing a research paper and decided to do it on Edgar Allan Poe, as i'm sure so many others have.8)...My questions is do you know anything about the psycology of the characters in Poe's work...The obvious being they are quite unusual, strange at times demented characters. I know there is more to them though...The characters in Poe's work are quite life like for the reasons above, they attract tou to them because of that as well...Anyways i'm kind of at a loss here. If you could help me out i would greatly appreciate it...I hope to hear from you soon... Bye

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2000


Poe's characters have been attributed tp having many psychological disorders. Because of the doppelganger writings of the time, Fruedian and Jungian "glasses" are common things to view Poe's characters through. Poe's character in "The Raven" is sadomasochistic, and the narrator in "The Cask of Amontollado" is very neurotic, and possibly has a social disorder. Hope this helps.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2000

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