What had pushed Poe to write these horror books??

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I would lie to know what did push Edgar A. Poe to write these horror stories?? I have to do an oral on that so please be kind and answer back!!


-- Anonymous, February 01, 2001


So fare what i have found out is that his troubled(putting mildly) childhood had a drastic effect on his output on life. Sence his father left him at a very young age(witch is VERY dramatic) and the fact that he SAW his mothers DEATH as she died coughing up BLOOD when he was around 3 years of age, ater a stage performance(she died from TB). Besides he did not sstart out writing horific things his very first writings were peaceful :( and not nearlly as good but WHAT CAN YOU DO. But this is basically all i know about the subject so fare. I also have a PAPPER due on this topic and i can use the help so i shared my info. Please excuse the spelling.

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2001

A speaker that came to my school said that it was because his mother was a actress in Romio and Juliet(don't know if I spelled that right) adn when he was only 3 he had to come to the plays 5 times a week and he saw his mother die at the end of every play. His mother was very beautiful and when she had got sick she was not so pretty, right before she died Poe saw her and after she died she was beautiful again. Then he went to live with a Aunt or something like that and he became very attached to her, but then she died of the same thing Poe's mother died of. He then married a 12 or 13 year old that died shortly after of the same thing. Everyone he loved died and so that is why he wrote so much about death. I hope that helps you out some. I am sorry if it is incorrect info. I did my best.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2001

I think it's because he was a terrible ass fucker retard!

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2001

The guy above me needs Jesus!!!

-- Anonymous, May 23, 2001

Edgar "Eddie Spaghetti" Allen Poe was a tormented man. The reasons he wrote such horrific material are vast, broad, very specific, and rather few in number. At age nine he witnessed his beloved Mother, Betty Allen Poe, slice her finger accidentally while peeling a potato. This singular devestating event was to shape his life forever, but a series of horrific events were soon to come which would also lend thier own contribution to one of the most twisted, profane, and wholesome persons ever to be known to walk around and dabble in watercolors and what have you. After a lull of 3 years, at age 12, "Eddie Spaghetti" was once again a witness to the horrors of the human condition. More specifically, he reached puberty. Contributing to his feelings of alienation and a lowered self-estemm was his forehead. Measuring eighteen inches tall by fifteen inches wide, it was recorded in Alec Guiness' World Record Encycopedia as the largest forehead ever photographed. Perhaps more disturbing however, was his love of fine lacework and handicraft items. He would spend hour after hour admiring his astonishing collection of fine lacework and handicraft items, and one can only assume, nay, one may say with great confidence that indeed this obsession was the nail in the coffin for Poe. It was during the height of this dark fascination that he was to write his classic master-work: The Old Testament. This work of lunatic genius has been printed and reprinted for centuries in virtually every language and can be found in homes and motel rooms and breakfast inns from Seattle, his hometown, to Sri Lanka, his final resting place. Poe has left us a vast library of work, descibed by scholars through the ages as at once horrific, illuminating, controversial, and unnecessary. He did more, however, for within his work we may see a picture of ourselves. A snapshot of the darkest portion of our human identity forever preserved, delightfully insignificant, and rarely appreciated.

-- Anonymous, August 12, 2001

what the fuck are you talking about

-- Anonymous, January 13, 2002

Poe's obsession with woman dying, wasas a result of every woman that was in his life dying. everyone he had loved had died, and he saw it. his poems representedand expressed how he felt aboutwoman dying.

-- Anonymous, April 06, 2003

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