a summary on the oval portrait

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what was the oval portrait by edgar allan poe all about? can i have a summary on the story

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2001


the oval portrait begans with a very mentally ill man resting in a room. he looks over to see this awesome painting that he begans to study. and then the story comes out..The Oval Portraits main plot was this very passioned artist who had a wonderfully beatuiful wife. And he was SO hell bent on trying to capture his wife's beatuy that he made her sit forever so he could obtain her certain lovliness. However, as he was so caught up in the the painting, he could not relize that he was taking the life out of her and putting it in her painting. As if finally puts the last stroke onto the painting, he takes her last breath and she dies. It is a great story of irony and Poe is able to switch the common conception of light = good to light =evil and darkeness = evil to darkness = good.

-- Anonymous, January 09, 2001

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