“The Imp of the Perverse” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The narrator explains at length his theory on “The Imp of the Perverse”, which he believes causes people to commit acts against their self-interest. This essay-like discussion is presented objectively, though the narrator admits that he is “one of the many uncounted victims of the Imp of the Perverse”.

So this one was another brilliant and extraordinary short story written by Edgar Allan Poe.

The writing style in this one is as you can expect from Edgar Allan Poe. Which of course means that the writing style was pretty good to say at least.

This one begins as a essay where Edgar Allan Poe describes the impulse to do wrong precisely because we know it’s wrong.

This short story also gives you an unique perspective on that which leads us astray.

For the most part this whole story goes around the topic of being careful of what you say in public because no one knows what will happen.

The most fun part of this short story is how Edgar Allan Poe portrays horror and madness is amazing.

In this short story Edgar Allan Poe explores why the seemingly rational willpower of man is occasionally disrupted by an impulsive, self-destructive and unique “imp of the perverse”.

I give this poem 3 / 5

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