Compare The Setting In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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In both 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'Where is Here' the different ways of procuring and displaying the setting are used to create a eerie and/or disjointed feeling for the reader, making the scenes tense and uneasy. These ways of using setting enhance the readers expierence with the story by letting them understand the location, mood, and characters better. In 'The Fall of the House of Usher' the main way setting is used is to describe the place itself, crumbling bricks, molded walls, and an unkempt courtyard give the reader an uneasy and sickened drop in emotion. “... upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain – upon the bleak walls – upon the vacant eye like windows – upon a few rank sedges – and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees –...”, this short description showing the destruction that has taken over the home Usher and his workers live and presents you to the malady that they have endured. It shows the reader how the emotions and illness of the characters has effected even their outside (possessions) as much as it has them.…show more content…
He changes the color the characters see in the walls and appliances, saying, “.... In fact, a bruise the size of a pear would materialize by morning. When she reached out to steady herself she misjudged the distance of the door frame – or did the door frame recede an inch or two – and nearly lost her balance. In the kitchen the lights were dim and an odor of sourish smoke subtle and unmistakable, made her nostrils pinch....” He changed how the characters viewed their home and their attitude towards each-other in turn. Turning mother against father and making them as sour and angry as they saw the house

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