How Is Poe's Life Related To The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Virginia Woolfe once stated, “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works” (np). Multiple instances in The Fall of the House of Usher, and other work from Poe show how true this quote is. Every author uses something from their life in their work and in Edgar Allan Poe’s, it is quite evident. Really looking at Poe’s work and his life helps make the realization that Poe’s life could be a story itself. Thrilling, scary, confusing, Poe could be a character in his own writing. The piece of work that most displayed how related his life and the text her writes is The Fall of the House of Usher. The Usher house is falling apart as fast as the family is. The narrator has been invited to visit his old friend Roderick Usher, and has no clue what to expect. He arrives at the Usher house to many surprises. His friend is in a bad mental state. The narrator soon learns Roderick and Madeline, his sister and lover, are the only Ushers left. Madeline is also cataleptic and is soon about to die. Many different theories say that this is the reason Roderick has mental problems. None of the less, the narrator sees her once and then she disappears into her room for the rest of her life until he is informed that she had died and been…show more content…
Every piece of work is like a puzzle. The more you read the more you find out about his life. It is overall more interesting for a reader to read something that reveals a little about the person who wrote the story. Also, writing about something that is known and enjoyed is easier to write about. Of course a lot of Poe’s writing is hard for ones to understand, but after getting the concept down, it is so much more meaningful to the reader. It leaves an impact on every readers mind in some way or another. Every writer wants to accomplish this factor, and Poe definitely succeeds in

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