Edgar Allan Poe
Many people consider "Eleonora" an autobiographical story written by Poe to alleviate his own feeling of guilt for considering loving other women. There are many similarities between Poe's real life and the story he created know as "Eleonora." This story spoke to me because I wanted to know more about what he was dealing with and what he felt in his life and this story seemed the best way to get more information. Like, how the narrator of the story goes to live with his cousins and Poe does the same thing in his life.
Edgar Allan Poe married his cousin Virginia who was thirteen in real life and in the story the narrator marries their cousin too.
Eleanora gets very ill and Virginia (Poe's wife) becomes very ill with tuberculosis.
Eleonora dies from her illness. Virginia also died from her illness on January 30, 1847.
Edgar Allan Poe never really fell in love after Virginia. Edgar Allan Poe went on to live a lot longer than her, but he never stopped missing Virginia. In the story, the narrator lives on missing his love, Eleonora.