Fall Of Usher

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“The Fall of the House of Usher” “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe is a story that shows structuralism throughout the entire story. To prove this point we will provide you reasons why the Usher house is full of evil, the mental and physical illnesses of Roderick and his twin sister, and the relationship between Roderick and his long lost friend. “The Fall of the House of Usher” starts by an unknown protagonist traveling to his friends house who is going through a mental illness. He finds his friend in a state of mania, his twin sister on her deathbed and his mansion in complete disarray. After several days, the sister is thought is have died and then is entombed into the basement of the mansion. After her entombment,…show more content…
There is an eeriness and an impending doom felt during his travels. Upon seeing the house for first time, his thoughts are validated. The outside of the mansion is overgrown with branches and trees, crumbling of individual bricks, and had rotting areas visible to the naked eye. “Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves” (p. 6). Throughout all of this, the foundation was still sturdy. Through the middle of the mansion, was a visible crack coming from the roof to the foundation making a zig zag pattern, which separated the house into two different halves. The windows facing the front of the house were arranged in a face formation. This mansion has been in the Usher family for several decades. Upon arrival of the front door, “A servant in waiting took horse, and I entered the Gothic archway of the hall”(p.6). A valet ushered me through several long passageways so that I could finally meet Roderick. In the dark room which Roderick inhabited there were carvings on the ceiling, dark drapes covering the windows, the furniture was tattered, torn and showing its age. The mansion shows the structural pattern of this family’s legacy. Its legacy deteriorated over several decades. Due to the inability to expand the family lineage, this caused them problems associating with society and causing them to become sheltered. Living a sheltered life they were not able to keep up with the mansions’ repairs and
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