`` The Fall Of The House Of Usher `` By Edgar Allan Poe And Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Self reliance is independence due to one 's own capabilities, judgment, or resources. Two authors Edgar Allan Poe and Ralph Waldo Emerson both in their own ways promote self reliance. The two authors however express their very similar opinions through very different writings. Poe 's and Emerson 's collected works presents their singular view that self reliance is an imperative part of achieving success. There are many differences present in their styles of writing. Emerson’s works compared to Poe, is more straight forward and direct. In Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance” he strongly advertises a life of individualism rather than a life of dependence on others. Emerson advises that all successful people follow their own set of ideals and stray from the normal. He truly believes that society carries our personal minds to a low level and does not individuals to prosper. Emerson notes that “Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other.”
Switching to Poe 's "The Fall of the House of Usher” we believe that the reader sees is the deterioration of Roderick and Madeline Usher 's family, mostly its health both physical and mental. The cause of these goes back to tradition and conformity to tradition.
In this book it seems that the brother and sister possibly have previously had an incestuous relationship. Incest by definition is interactions between two individuals closely related, among its other social views it causes birth defects, disease,…

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