The Fall House Of The Usher Analysis

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Edgar Allan Poe explains that on a dark, gloomy day the narrator is visiting his childhood friend, Roderick Usher, because Roderick has been ill, but when the narrator arrived he saw that the house is rather odd and unusual. Madeline, Roderick’s sister, is also ill and suddenly dies from a strange disease, making the narrator believe that the house has something to do with both of their illnesses. With the help of the narrator, Roderick buries his sister beneath the house and the narrator continues to stay at the Usher’s house to comfort Roderick because he is becoming more ill. While reading stories one night with Roderick, they notice a weird gas outside of the window and Roderick confesses that he has been hearing weird noises for a few days. As they are reading the story, the noises are becoming more realistic making them believe they buried Madeline alive, which was true because she enters the room covered in blood from trying to escape. …show more content…
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When the narrator arrives at the house he notices that the inside of the house is much more like the outside including Madeline and Roderick. By them neglecting the psychical appearance of their home this has caused them to become sick since it is slowly decaying meaning the house itself is very old. The narrator notices a crack that starts from top to bottom on the house, symbolizing that the Ushers are slowly falling apart. After Roderick dies, the house crumbles from where the crack started on the outside of the house, meaning that the Usher family has finally come to an end (Poe

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