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

1109 Words Feb 4th, 2016 5 Pages
The Fall of the House Usher is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1893. This is a story about a person who was invited to visit an old friend who had asked him to come because he was ill. When the narrator arrives at the mansion he begins to feel creeped out by the house. The house was only inherited by Usher descent and rarely had visitors. The Masque of Red Death is another short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1842. This story is about a prince who is hosting a party even though a deathly disease is spreading around the country. The room that he hosts his party in was red and black. The people dance and enjoy themselves until the clock strikes. At the end of the night a deathly figure appears and Prince Prospero is angered by it. The two stories contrast through point of view, setting, and characterization. The two stories differ in the author 's point of view and the setting of the houses. The Fall of the House of Usher is written in first person while The Masque of Red Death is written in third person. Through The Fall of the House of Usher the narrator is the one telling the story. He is going through what he explains. The narrator received a letter requesting him to visit his old friend Roderick Usher who is ill. When he arrives at the house, he himself states, “I know not how it was -- but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.” The narrator enters the house and it looks old and worn-down. He…

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