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  • The Fall Of The House Of Usher Essay

    The Fall of a Family In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, Roderick Usher is reminded of life’s simple enjoyments during a visit with a childhood friend; Roderick realizes the emptiness in his life and his regrettable past. This realization preys heavily on Roderick’s already sickened mind and drives him into a deeper depression. He develops an increasing hatred for his sister Madeline, whose chronic physical illnesses and infertility, becomes, in his mind, the reason for the “fall” of his family. He lives with a constant, daily reminder of the conclusion of his royal bloodline by watching the family mansion deteriorate. It is Roderick’s resolve, that Madeline alone, bears the responsibility of this horrible death and it is his charge, to murder her, in hopes of alleviating his own misery. According to the story, the Usher family, while “all-time honored” (Baym, Nina 703) always seemed somewhat peculiar, to the closest friend of Roderick Usher and narrator of this tale (who is never mentioned by name). The Ushers’ family managed to maintain their wealth and mansion, since every generation of the family, “had put forth, at no period, any enduring branch; in other words, that the entire family lay in the direct line of descent, and had always… so lain” (Baym, Nina 703). The Ushers were a family of incest. One generation’s siblings would marry and procreate with each other; until finally their genetic code was so similar, that the side effects of this, were…

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  • Frankie And Berenice Analysis

    Frankie and Berenice speak in simple words, because neither of them have gone through higher education. Frankie is 13 years old, and Berenice is an African-American Woman living in the south, in 1945. Berenice uses childish words to describe Mary Littlejohn, comparing her to a Marshmellow. When Barney arrives, Frankie attempts speaking with mature words; she utilizes the word ‘resent,’ countering Barney, and she is very proud of herself for it. Frankie also describes Mary as her “most intimate…

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  • Symbolism In Trifles By Susan Glaspell

    Symbolism in “Trifles” Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles” is set in the early 1900’s. Throughout the course of the story, the main setting is in the kitchen. This would not sound so bad if we were not informed of other characteristics of the house. The kitchen and the house is described as gloomy and the overall sense of the house is just depressing. The first stage directions describe it as, “The kitchen in the now abandoned farmhouse of John Wright, a gloomy kitchen” (Glaspell, 772), and It is…

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  • Rise Of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher: “The Ushers Don’t Rise” Roderick Usher had wrote a letter to the narrator saying that he wanted the narrator to go to his Roderick’s house and he could go to visit him there. Roderick was sick in a mental way and there was no cure for his mental issues he had at that time. When the narrator got to Roderick’s house, he noticed something strange about Roderick and his sister Madeline. Roderick looked mentally ill and he pretty much had no cure for his mental…

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  • Berenice And The Black Cat Analysis

    Works of literature in the same genre occasionally share common attributes, especially when they are written by the same author! Edgar Allen Poe was a famous gothic author who wrote many pieces of literature which were all very different, but also seemed quite the same. In his works, “Ligeia”, “Berenice”, and “The Black Cat” there are many distinct themes and analytical elements shown throughout the works. However, many of these are shared within all three of these pieces of literature. In these…

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  • The Education Of Berenice Belizaire Analysis

    Today I read an article which named The Education of Berenice Belizaire. At the beginning of the article, I thought it is talk about how to become successful. However, when I read the second part of it, I realized the author is saying complete two different things. Actually, this article is talk about issues of immigrant children. I think author wants to teach us by these examples and the quotes. In Berenice’s story, we know that if people can work hard, they would have better chance to…

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  • Analysis Of Liberating Women's History By Berenice A. Carroll

    The article “Liberating Women’s History: Theoretical and Critical Essay’s” is edited by Berenice A. Carroll and provides a detailed examination of the field of women’s history. Carroll’s intention of this article is to meet the needs of women’s history. To do this, Carroll suggest that historians must have a critical historiography of the field, to test the theories of past and present historians, and to find a conceptual clarity as well as define new directions. The article contains both essays…

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  • Egaeus Character Analysis

    Egaeus grew up with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in a unwelcoming mansion. His mom died when he was a young boy, in the library, which is now the only place that gives him comfort. There he wastes his time reading, day-dreaming, and meditating. There in the mansion, is where he met Berenice, and she was his cousin. Egaeus grew up with her and they later got married. They were very different people. Berenice was outgoing, care free, joyous, and very energetic. However, Egaeus was an introvert, he…

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  • The Member Of The Wedding Analysis

    In Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding, there are two very similar characters that are a reflection of each other. In this novel, part two chapter 2, Berenice and F. Jasmine have a different conversation than usual. The conversation is about love and Berenice brings up the topic about “queer” love, in other words, homophobic affection. F. Jasmine doesn’t avoid the conversation, instead, she is intrigued by it. Berenice introduces a person named, “Lily Mae Jenkins” to F. Jasmine. Lily…

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  • I Heard A Fly Trespasses Analysis

    In gothic literature, it is a known act to search and creep around to find out secrets. One component which comes with the searching is trespassing. In the novel Dracula, the protagonist Jonathan Harker trespasses into forbidden areas and in the story “Berenice,” the protagonist, Egaeus, trespasses into the unknown. In the poem, “I Heard a Fly Buzz,” a fly trespasses by invading the narrators last few moments. In the movie The Conjuring, the Perron family moves into a house in which the former…

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