Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday

Written by Ari at 12:00 AM
Do You Agree? 

Okay so todays my birthday but that doesnt mean squat. Today we are celebrating a true visionary's birthday.

Edgar Allan Poe
"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."
In honor of his birthday, Im going to review each of his works that I love the most :)

The Tell Tale HeartThis is a truly chilling tale about abusing trust because of hatred. I loved this story for years now and I truly find it heart quickening and exciting. I always find that some horror stories/movies bring this aspect into the story line. This is unique and adventurous showing that guilt can drive a man to insanity.

The Premature Burial
This is a disturbing story shedding light on the world of burying mortals alive. It focuses on a man who is pronounced dead. But later goes on to say that he was still alive when pronounced dead, being prepared for the burial, and the most chilling of all, knowing he was being buried.  I loved this story even though the whole time I felt like the room was shrinking around me.

The Pit And The Pendelum
Not many people enjoy this story, and I can see why. This story of a man being trapped and facing his own doom is horrifying. Classic Poe. But also it shows a dark and disturbing image that will haunt your brain. The whole time you imagine a poor man being trapped, watching as a deadly pendelum swings above him showing him his own doom. A great story but most definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Cask Of Amontillado
This story was extremely disturbing. It was repeatedly the same thing, the man knew he would get what he wanted by torturing the man slowly by saying, "I will just go to this other man." The story is suspensful having you wonder. You always wonder. Nothing leaves you knowing for sure. This story has you use your brain.

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe
May you have another great 201 years.
Read an interesting article about a painting portraying Poe as what you wouldnt expect him to look like....


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