What Is The Alienation In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

“The Fall of Roderick Usher” Although Edgar Allen Poe is known for his short stories that haunt and disturb the reader long after they are read, “The Fall of the House of Usher” is on a completely different level of disheartening because is focuses on the heavy similarities between the characters and the setting to distress and confuse the reader. Between the vomit-inducing mentions of incest, the connection between his lineage and Roderick, and the clear effects that being trapped in the mansion have on both his body and mind, the short story successfully ravels a convoluting mystery. Poe’s clear juxtaposition of the degenerate physical and metaphorical foundations that the house of Usher is built upon and the enigmatic mental and physical states of Roderick Usher perfectly reveal the moribund fate that both will soon meet.
Because of Roderick’s disturbing, incestuous roots in the Usher family and of his mental inability to leave the mansion, he is horrifyingly a captive who has no other option but to watch him slowly perish. This alienates him from normal society and adds on to the mind-numbing isolation of the story. The revolting “direct line of descent” that the Usher lineage is based upon
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The significance of the relationships in the vital descriptions of the mansion and Roderick are wholly disconcerting and only further the frightening feeling that is heavily prevalent from the moment the narrator sets his eyes on the property. Ultimately, the majorly abhorrent incestuous basis of the Usher lineage that both the decaying house and Roderick are built upon ends up destroying the two in a tragically petrifying way. Because Poe focuses the majority of his gruesome descriptions on the effects that incest has had on the family, he successfully creates an ominously perplexing

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