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Why did Edgar Allen Poe choose to write horror novels?

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2004


Because he had a disese from a brain tumer

-- Anonymous, January 24, 2004

because of the events that has happend in poe's life. Such as the problems he had as a child and the things that happend while he was an adult.

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2004

he chose to write horor because had problems!!!! lol

-- Anonymous, June 09, 2004

His fascination into the opiate houses lead to confounded logical trances. A slow and strong depression arose from his love of his only love. His close darkness was his freind as it is to many of us.

-- Anonymous, July 31, 2004

I think he saw the world in a differnet way which only few of us can see today. He was a revolutionary and a brilliant one at that.

-- Anonymous, August 28, 2004

i think POe loved the dark side and found it easy to relate to cause of the problem with opiats and the painfull suffering. also he did not find it easy to comform to sociaty at that time. I think even at that time most of his way of life was not looked as normal.

-- Anonymous, August 31, 2004

He wrote horror because that was what the people wanted. Most of his early works were great masterpieces that the people of the times weren't ready for. Like several other artist he had to conform to society's wants to make some sort of feeble living. Sure maybe his dipression helped out some for is dark and dreary outlook.

-- Anonymous, September 18, 2004

I think its because he had some much horror in his life (like he used to think he was becoming insane). I think this trigged his thoughts into made-up stories of death and murder.

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2004

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