poes death wish

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how was e.a.p's death wish reveled in the story the masque of the red death???

-- Anonymous, March 23, 2003


The only "Death Wish" I know of was revealed through "Eleonora". Poe had a guilt ridden desire to rebuild his emotional life and virginia was willing to "grant him freedom" This is his unconscious desire for her death.

-- Anonymous, April 13, 2003

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