Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" Essay

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In life when bad things happen people tend to focus on negative things and pretend like nothing else matters. They let these things effect their thoughts and feelings and it starts to take over their emotions. In The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, the speaker has many negative thoughts. The speaker does not understand critical thinking so he doesn't understand why he is feeling and thinking the way he does.Throughout the story the speaker concentrates and gets so wrapped up in his thoughts that it starts to effect his feelings. He shows this by the way he tries to lose him self in ...view middle of the document...

He begins to yell and throw things at the bird. If he knew critical thinking he would understand why he was doing that and control himself. In ways it's as if he does it to get rid of the anger caused by Lenore. The raven sitting over the door and never moving symbolizes in ways that his feelings will never go away for Lenore. But with him fighting the raven it shows that he is trying to fight his feelings by getting it out of his life and will continue to weep and dwell on his sadness as long as the raven is over the door.Critical thinking can cause you to do many things. It helps you to understand why you think the way you do and what causes you to think that. It helps you get through situations and interpret them. It gets you to develop your thinking and control your emotions so you don't overreact or under react to the events happening around you. For example if there has been a death or a separation one can just sit there and feel sorry for themselves and no move on. But understanding critical thinking will get you passed those times and will help you move forward in life and not backwards. How you view your situations and your surroundings will deeply affect your mood and your thoughts and how you react to them. Over all critical thinking can make you progress as a person and make you stronger inside.

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