The narrator of the story is mourning his lost loved one, Lenore, by the fireplace while reading. In this story, the narrator is the main character and is facing not only a bird later on, but also his emotions for his lost Lenore.
Will you leave me, raven?
1) The narrator finally goes to investigate the tapping at the door after hearing it repeatedly. 2) The narrator tries to tell the tapping noise he was sleeping, so he had to make the 'person' at the door to wait. 3) The narrator opens the door, but no one is there. 4) The narrator investigates the tapping sound to be a silly raven at his window.
The narrator thinks it is funny that a raven has flown and perched atop his Athena bust, so he asks its name. All the bird says is "nevermore"
Theme & Conflict
1) The narrator asks the raven if it will leave him, like his hopes have before. Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'. 2) The narrator asks the raven if had an owner that spoke that word before. Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'. 3) The narrator is frustrated by the one word 'nevermore', so he asks the raven if he was sent to help forget about his lost Lenore. Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'.4) The narrator is even more frustrated , and asks the raven if he will ever see his love in Heaven. Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'.
Bird or devil, were you sent from angels as nepenthe for my lost Lenore?
Bird or devil, will I once again see my lost Lenore?
Were you owned by someone saying 'nevermore'?
The narrator is displeased with the answers from the raven, so he forces the raven to leave without a feather of a trace. Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'.
Get out, devilish bird, and leave with no trace!
Years after the narrator is gone, the raven still stands upon the Pallas bust. The theme of The Raven is do not mourn those that pass away. In this story(board), the narrator mourns Lenore and suffers from doing so. The conflict in this story(board) is Person vs. Supernatural. The narrator struggles with the annoying raven who only says, quoth the raven, 'nevermore'