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Gothic writing and the idea of Gothic have been inspired from books such as Frankenstein and Dracula The idea of Gothic Writing and art first started some time in the middle Ages From that creatures like the gargoyles which are usually found on most cathedrals started to form In most stories the Gothic image is the setting of the stories and the characters Also in these stories the setting some how reflects the status of the character with in the story The three short-stories The fall of the House of Usher Dr Heideggers Experiment and A Rose for Emily all relate to each other through their Gothic and mysterious houses that bring the unknown side of the characters in the stories The story The Fall of the House of Usher which is written by Edgar Allan Poe is considered a Gothic story because of the mysterious house and characters The story is about a man called Usher who lives with his sister in a gloomy old dark house Usher and his sister were not a normal family but instead they have been cursed by a family curse which makes a person look more and more like a walking dead corpse or a zombie To try to forget about his fears he invites his only friend to cheer him up and make him forget about what is going to happen to him Despite his attempt to forget the curse he dies and the house collapses In the story Dr Heideggers Experiment which was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne is based on the belief of super natural powers and the urge of being something The story is about a doctor who lives alone in an isolated old-fashioned house One day he invites some old friends which he tries on them an experiment which supposedly can make them young again This experiment clarifies that it will not make him get over the guilt which destroyed his life
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