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The House of Usher falls causing a fall to the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poes The Fall of the House of Usher is a chilling story written in the first person perspective through the eyes of a possibly crazed narrator Part of the storys horror comes from the fact that the reader can never be entirely sure as to what is true and what is fiction In any case a main theme of the story is twin imagery Many uses of identical traits exist in the story like the similarities between the narrator and Roderick or the fact that Roderick and Madeline are literal twins but one pair of symbols stands out more clearly than the rest In Edgar Allen Poes The Fall of the House of Usher the house personifies the diseased dying Usher family through its description by the narrator the supernatural acts encountered and the houses physical condition Throughout the story the narrator describes everything in a dark dismal dour mood Everything about the house is dreary all of the people are dreadful The narrator starts his depressing spiel from the very beginning when hes trotting up to the house upon his steed and he can only retell his feelings on the house as a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded his spirit 264 Then upon the narrator and Roderick Usher first meeting Roderick tells the narrator I will perish 268 Now the narrators uneasiness can work for Roderick or the house The narrators descriptions of the house usually end up applying to the Ushers as well He even describes his view of the melancholy House of Usher 264 when he first arrives and is later busied in earnest endeavors to alleviate the melancholy of his friend 269 The narrator is also the first to point out to us the almost direct evidence of the housefamily relation by The House of Usher--an appellation which seemed to include in
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