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One of the central themes underlying the short story The Fall of the House of Usher is that of the nature of the house The way it is described and the way it is so mysterious Another central theme about this story is the nature of the people that live in the house They are portrayed very much in the same manner throughout the story Thus they have several similarities with each other All of which are of a bad feeling showing how bad things are for the people and the house These similarities are very well laid out in the story and are I believe meant to be something to be considered when reading it At the beginning of the story there is a very negative feeling being attached to the appearance of the house He uses a couple of things to try and make you feel negatively about this place He used words and phrases such as insufferable gloom vacant black and lurid and the rank sedges were mentioned too These are obviously there to give a sort of a bad connotation or bad karma to the house He speaks of how the house has a wild inconsistency and how each individual stone is starting to decay and fall apart Suggesting that the house has many problems all problems that could possibly lead to the destruction of a house Some accounts even take it as having a kind of gothic feeling to it Which after reading the descriptions about it is very understandable Another word thrown around when speaking about the house is ghostly Other phrases such as through many dark and intricate passages and ebon blackness also help to set the mood correctly They all set up the fact that some sort of fearful event is going to take place soonAll these things put together and a few others help to connect the house to Roderick and Lady Madeline When the narrator
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