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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    Berenice Abbott Analysis

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    Berenice Abbott Berenice Abbott was an American photographer born in Springfield Ohio in 1898. Abbott studied at Ohio State University, but ended up leaving after one year to move to New York City in 1918. While in New York, she studied sculpture. In 1923, Abbott then moved to Europe where she worked for Man Ray. She discovered her talent as a photographer while working for him and ended up opening a photography studio of her own in 1925. She did many self portraits of famous individuals.…

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    The Theme of the novel “Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe is the quote from the beginning of the story, revealing what is to expected of the story that states that visiting a grave helps relieve suffering. Also he observes that evil comes from goodness and sorrow comes from happiness, each of these are in this story and at the end of the story he goes to the grave of Berenice and digs her up and pulls out of her teeth and the most mess up part about that is that she was buried alive and she was alive…

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    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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    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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    As I read the story "Berenice" I came to conclusion that the theme of the sroty is material things don't count in a marriage its all about the love you have for your spouse. I chose that theme because Egaeus married Berenice and didn't actually love her he was only with her because she loved him and he did not want to hurt her feelings. He was also married to her because she had beautiful teeth that that was the only thing he loved about her. The exposition of the story is when Egaeus introduces…

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    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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