The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

1493 Words Mar 30th, 2015 6 Pages
Authors are often remembered due to their unique form of writing. One author, Edgar Allan Poe, is remembered in particular for his dark and odd stories and poems. Poe 's stories are often frightening and morbid; The Fall of the House of Usher is no different. Through imagery and characterization in The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe shows the effect of fear on the human psyche. The Fall of the House of Usher shows Poe 's unique writing style which contributes to the fear that consumes the owner of the house, Roderick Usher. Poe exemplifies how an author can use certain words and manipulate his characters in his stories to evoke emotions, such as fear, from his characters and the audience.
It takes a significant event to change a persons views or beliefs. Especially when dealing with the supernatural or the unknown, turning a skeptic into a believer can be an almost impossible task. In The Fall of the House of Usher, the narrator goes through a significant change from beginning to end. He comes in with firm beliefs in reality and fact and he leaves with doubt and fear. The story starts with the narrator coming to help his friend from boyhood, but when he arrives to the house he begins to remember the mystery about Usher 's family. This begins to puzzle the narrator and he reminds himself about his devout beliefs of actuality. "There can be no doubt that the consciousness of the rapid increase of my superstition --for why should I not so term it? --Served…

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