In “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe creates a nightmarish mood through his character's mood, motivation, and perspective.
The narrator is a man living in 19th century America and slowly losing his mind
Throughout the poem, the narrator becomes more and more paranoid
As well as becoming paranoid, the narrator thinks that the raven is a bird of evil and is very scared.
"Be that our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting--"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul has spoken!Leave my loneliness unbroken!--quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
At the end of the poem, the narrator breaks down and completly delves into insanity.