The setting starts in 1884, at the disconsolate, shadowy, and festered estate of the Boulware family. Edgar Boulware just lost his wife Linda Boulware and the setting opens up with him in his dark study, reading books with a depressed gleam in his eyes
Mr. Boulware, completely depressed from the loss of his wife, reads to himself to escape from the dark reality. When the clock struck midnight and a raven appeared from nowhere and started to talk to Mr. Boulware.
The "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Raven, will I ever recover from this tyrant conflict?
The Raven's response was...
As the raven continues to stay perched on the skull, Mr. Boulware starts to question why the Raven is here, he is upset that the Raven only gives him a confusing answer, so he starts to ask more questions
Will I ever see my Linda? Will I ever get over her? When will this pain in my heart ever subside? Tell me Raven, will this ever change?
"Nevermore". You shall never get over your wife, you will continue to grieve and become more and more depressed
Again, the Raven's response was...
Mr. Boulware is starting to get angry at the Raven because he does not believe that the bird from the Underworld is telling the truth, so he starts to threaten the bird and tells him to return to where he belong, the Raven does not comply.
"Who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery? Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore! You shall tell me know or you shall hang, at sunrise, from the battlements!"
"NEVERMORE! You shall die from grieve and your sin!"
The bird becomes angry and retaliates with
The Raven chases the now terrified Mr. Boulware around his house with "The Red Death", which he had all along and killed Mr. Boulware
Just as fast has it happened, the Raven had come like a thief in the night, leaving Mr. Boulware decaying in his desolated, shadowed, and festered estate in the middle of the night. the darkness and decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all and soon, everyone was Nevermore.