The raven by Edgar Allan Poe
People love to read scary stories. Whether it is the shock factor or the ability to thrill with an enthralling story, many love to throw themselves into a good book.
There are many classic stories that people turn to in order to satisfy the need for a good read. One of the most critically celebrated authors by the public is Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe was a fiction writer who centered many of his writings on horror themes. Many people relate to his stories because they feature a certain melancholy that is universal and besides offering up these emotions that everyone can grasp onto, the stories themselves are well crafted and draw the reader in.
One of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous works is The Raven, first published on January 1845. This story tells of a scholar who has recently lost his lover. In order to cope with these feelings of loss, he has taken to secluding himself in his study where he continues to read various books. While he is doing this he then hears a knocking on his door and window.
He then discovers that it is a crow that lets itself in. Then begins a long conversation between the scholar and the bird to which the crow only answers, “Nevermore.” The narrator is then subsequently driven insane from the crow’s repeating of the word to every question he asks and over the grief caused by his loss.
This story is very popular because it encapsulates the feeling of despair from losing something very close to you. People can also relate to this story because it allows the readers to follow a character through drastic changes, possibly changes that they are going through themselves. A sense of catharsis can follow reading this story which in turn makes this a great story to read if you are looking for comfort because you are feeling down or are simply looking for an enthralling piece of literature.
People often love to read books and stories. This is because literature offers readers the ability to leave their own world and step into a world of their own choosing. One of the most popular genres that people love to indulge in is horror or suspense. One of the masters of this genre is Edgar Allan Poe. This author is known for creating a melancholy atmosphere with his creative and well-crafted works. His most popular and celebrated work, The Raven, tells the story of a scholar who encounters a raven that slowly drives him insane.
People turn to this story because it offers a sense of suspense that is rarely captured by other works in the literary world. If you’re looking for a great story that will send shivers down your spine, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is a great choice.