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The Truth Behind The Narrator Although it is widely believed that The Fall of The House of Usher is about Usher and his disease the truth is that the story is really about the narrator In a sense the narrator generally symbolizes humans and basic human actions and desires When people first read the story The Fall of The House of Usher they tend to believe that the story is about Usher his sickness his legacy and his sister but if the story is examined closely evidence that suggests otherwise would be obtained in saying so I depend on language and the close examination of words to support this idea At the beginning of the story when the narrator first sees the house he is not scared or even set back by the image of the house but he seems to be fascinated by it and that is where human nature comes in People are generally fascinated by scary and mysterious ideas Why do people watch scary movies or read scary stories Humans generally like mysterious scary adventures and are fascinated by what is unknown Why do people like visiting abandoned houses or the houses that are believed to be haunted And that is where the narrators role comes in At the beginning of the story the narrator said I say insufferable for the feeling was unrelieved by and of that half-pleasurable because of poetic sentiment with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or the terrible this quote suggests that the narrator is not set back from the scary image of the house but he is excited and thrilled over the image of the scary wrecked house and that he is looking forward for the new adventure it brings Throughout the story the narrator doesnt seem to be concerned about his friends sickness or his friends health the narrator finds his friends sickness Usher to be fascinating
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