The Fall Of The House Of Usher Essay

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Even though there are four significant characters in Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, including the house itself, revealed in the story of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” I feel that the narrator of the story, who remains nameless, is the main character of the story. The story is voiced from the first-person restricted point of view, which means it is expressed from the view point of the narrator; therefore, it is going to be restricted to his involvement. This seems to suggest that the narrator’s foremost basic job is to narrate. The story does not expose much about the narrator other than he was Roderick Ushers boyhood friend, and he was summoned to the estate because his friend was ill and desired to see him. The narrator seems to give the impression of being on the outside of whatever unsettling relationship the Usher family share; yet, it’s the narrator’s job to take us on a journey of the estate that is occupied with fear. Although the narrator does not know much about Roderick Usher after all these years, which to some may display him as an unreliable narrator; nevertheless, the story is reliable because he describes the things that he could see through his personal perception.
The narrator, even though he is telling the story from the first-person restricted point of view and he presents the story in an eerie nature; he is a reliable source because he is telling of the events he observed in mysterious detail. On the other hand, there are questions of…

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