Hello today I am going to write about the narrative poem named “the raven” write by Edgar Alan poe, I am going to make inference in two values: commitment and citizenship, I am going to write about if this two values are in this poem or not.
But first, the raven is a poem that show how a man never forget a lost love, this poem show the sadness that the man have and the obsession of the memory of the death of this woman.
I think that in this poem any of this two values, citizenship and commitment, they are not applied in this poem. I am going to take citizenship as the first value, the meaning of citizenship is the state of living in a particular area or town and behaving in a way that other people who live there expect of you, so in my personal opinion this value is not applied because I didn’t see any other person behaving in any way or doing something for the man when he was in a big grief for the death of the woman he love, Lenore, for me, citizenship is also to have care, in some way, for others, to pay attention to them and to behavior in an special and good way so that the other person feel that you have some care for them. Another thing that we can see is that never appear any person in this poem that help with the depressed and grief of the man, they never mentioned any person who help to move on or tell them to continue her life as always, so that also has a big implication in the sadness of the man and what he never move on to continue a normal life without getting sad every moment and every time, because he was always sad when he remember the death of the love of her life, so in conclusion of this value, there is applied in this poem of the raven.
Know I am going to talk about the value of commitment, the meaning of this value is a willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise or firm decision to do something, so in my personal opinion i think that this value is also not applied in this poem because I will think (for example) that the man would be have commitment with herself to move on for the memory of Lenore, or he would try to do something for never would be like that, but I didn’t see anything like that, or anything relate with that value in this poem.
In this poem of Edgar Alan poe, inferring, i would think that the raven would represent like sadness or dead, and that also he would never move on with the memory of Lenore, another important fact is that every time that the man ask them a question or try to talk with the raven, the raven always say “never more” and the man didn’t know what’s that means. In another perspective totally different, we can also say that maybe the raven Came to them to help them to forget the memory of Lenore and move on in her life, but the only thing that the raven says was never more so we can be totally sore that was for that reason.
In conclusion we can’t see this two values in the poem, but we can see how the dead of someone special for a man can affect your mind at the point of never forget them and never move on.