The Oval Portrait
1. Poe was being left out in real life from weddings and such because he was writing books and in the story the wife is neglected because he is so focused on his work.
2. The wife feels sad or lonely because he sees her as only an object and poe wasn't happy with is wife Virginia because was only 13.
3. Poe worked 14 hour days and still couldn't make a living and in the story he says how his paintin opened his eyes to what is really the issue.
4. Poes wife died from tuberculosis and in the story the wife also dies in the story.