To understand Poe’s impact on modern culture we first need to understand his what fueled his works that are all around us. Frequently we hear little that make him sound like a monster and a devil worshiper among other things. However many of the myths that surround Poe are really just that, myths. To truly get to know Poe and why his works have such great power
Born under the name Edgar Poe, Poe was delivered on the 19th of January 1809 to traveling actors, however before his third birthday both his parents were dead leaving him an orphan. He was soon adopted by wealthy tobacco merchant, John Allan, and his wife Frances Valentine Allan, adopting their last name as his middle name. Throughout his childhood Poe was being raised by Mr. Allan to become a businessman and Virginia Gentleman; However Poe had a dream to become a writer just like his childhood hero Lord Byron, and by age thirteen he had compiled enough poetry to create a book. He was never allowed to publish due to his headmaster advising Allan against letting Poe pursue the meager profession.
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... the entire episode and remains an icon for the show throughout the series (Sepinwall). The Raven symbolises Poe’s acknowledgement of his own problem and his ability to turn it into a great and beautiful thing.
Poe’s works are a common thread in culture today if you can recognize them, they have so much influence because of the power given to them through the life force from Poe’s emotionally charged soul. It’s amazing to think that if Poe hadn’t gone through his challenges or refrained from letting them show in his writing our culture today wouldn 't even be recognizable. Society needs to follow Poe’s example and take the darkest, most melancholy of times, and use it to create something that could last ages. When the demons become overwhelming use them to inspire “Ravens” that will not just awake us from our nightmarish sleep but ravenous for what tomorrow may bring.
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