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Literary Criticism

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Poe's treatment of "Ligeia" and "William Wilson" suggest that Poe believes in the power of the will in overcoming external and internal difficulties. "Ligeia" presents an external conflict with death as she struggles to remain alive while "William Wilson" deals with the internal conflict of tactile delusions. Ultimately, though, the titular characters' strong wills allow them to overcome their adversity, showing the power Poe believes the will possesses.

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B103 JFSB

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20-3-2015 12:00 PM

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20-3-2015 1:30 PM

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The Will and Poe

B103 JFSB

Poe's treatment of "Ligeia" and "William Wilson" suggest that Poe believes in the power of the will in overcoming external and internal difficulties. "Ligeia" presents an external conflict with death as she struggles to remain alive while "William Wilson" deals with the internal conflict of tactile delusions. Ultimately, though, the titular characters' strong wills allow them to overcome their adversity, showing the power Poe believes the will possesses.