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

1002 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne have many works, or stories, with many similarities; however, they each have a different way of revealing their story. Poe, author of “The Fall of the House of Usher” occupies characteristics to support him being a gothic writer. Hawthorne, however, confirms his anti-transcendentalist perspective in his tale of “The Minister’s Black Veil.” Poe and Hawthorne’s utilization of buried secrets and indefinite answers presents their readers the ability to make a situation either good or bad. Examining the works of Hawthorne in “The Minister’s Black Veil” and the works of Poe in “The Fall of the House of Usher” establishes that Poe is undoubledtly a gothic writer. Poe and Hawthorne use many of the same characteristics of writing, but there is one distinction to identify between the two: Poe is a Gothic writer and Hawthorne an Anti-Transcendentalist. Poe’s setting, in “The Fall of the House of Usher” is isolated and with few roles; whereas, Hawthorne’s setting, in “The Minister’s Black Veil” is set in a town with a large crowd. The discrepancy between the two is clear, Hawthorne’s benefit of a large crowd pulls everyone’s attention to the well-known minister to make a small issue much larger than what is necessary. Poe only creates room for one bystander to look into the action of Roderick and Madeline’s complications to let only one know about the tragedies of the Usher’s. This creates one significant intention that all attention is…

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