by Edgar Allan Poe
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- The narrator tells us that he watched Lady Rowena transform into Ligeia. Is there any reason why we shouldn't believe him?
- The first published version of "Ligeia" didn't include the "The Conqueror Worm." Does the poem add anything special to the story, or does it simply help reinforce a theme?
- On the other hand, could the story even exist without the (made-up) Joseph Glanvill quote?
- We know almost nothing about Lady Rowena. That said, are there any indications as to why the narrator married her in the first place?