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For me The Fall of the House of Usher is a challenge to the mind It takes us into the supernatural and goes beyond into madness in a way I think that Poes intention is to create a fear deep in the soul That is why he creates madness in the characters mind signifying something that lies deep within He uses a lot of cult like things for example the vortex and the other religion bible This gives is sort of a dreamlike state and so I can imagine Poe writing it and getting lost drifting into what he is writing since it is such and absorbing story to the mind When I read the critic on The Fall of the House of Usher it created a sense of confusion in me because I could not agree at all with what the critic wrote then I calmed down and looked for my own explanation The critic implies that Roderick and Madelines relationship was one of incest the critic mentions that it is expressed in his agitation songs manners and disease among other things I tried looking at it form this point of view but with no success I find too little of her in the story to create so much from it Maybe looking at it form the Freudian perspective you could try to squeeze that out of the story I couldnt do it and didnt push it After all then it wouldnt be my opinion if I did Now my analysis on Roderick and Madeleines relationship is that Madeline is from the start a ghostlike character In one part it is mentioned that she passes by the narrator and Roderick and doesnt say anything gives no sign of noticing their presence there Maybe the Freudian theory could be applied to the narrator when he sees her walking by he seems to go into another state A face or a physical description of her is
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