Theme of romanticism : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

is there a short story that incorporates the theme of romanticism similar to the tell tale heart and the black cat where someone dies and then the person who killed them cant deal with the guilt and admits that he did the deed.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2003


Do you mean another Poe story? The best example is "The Imp of the Perverse" where the convict explains his behavior in even greater philosphical detail. Note how engrossed the murders are with analysing and becoming ecstatic with the experience rather than the tragic moral consequences. Their confessions are equally bragging and self-horror, wanting to particiapte in the WHOLE experience by also becoming victims. Like vertigo, which also afflicted Poe.

Strange though that is, the theme of Romanticism is the vague part of your thesis. See the online sites on the topic for some working notions of the aspects you are writing about. See the Byronic hero, the pursuit of knowledge and experience beyond the conventional and the "real", etc.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2003

thanks thats what i needed to know.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2003

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