Symbolism In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Edgar Allan Poe’s pieces had an extreme impact on American and international literature. His stories made him known as one of the inventors of detective fiction and horror. His great use of imagery, diction and symbolism make The Fall of the House of Usher a captivating short story. Poe’s usual style of writing is about death and fear, however, in this short story he shows the importance of relationships, and how dangerous isolation is from the rest of society by using imagery, diction and symbolism. In this short story, Poe shows the importance of relationships by his uses of diction and symbolism. “ He admitted, however, although with hesitation, that much of the peculiar gloom which thus afflicted him could be traced to a more natural and far more palpable origin- to the severe and long-continued illness-indeed to the evidently approaching dissolution-of a tenderly beloved sister-his sole companion for long years-his last and only living relative on earth” ( Page 412). Roderick and his sister, Madeline, they are twins, which means they are extremely close to each other. She is ill and he has stayed behind and take care of his beloved sister. “ We have put her living in the tomb! Said I not my senses were acute” ( Page 429). Roderick is able to hear the acute sound of his sister, that was thought to be dead, move.…show more content…
The two family members in the house were twins, the narrator came to visit his friend to see what was going on. Madeline is ill and she dies, Roderick and the narrator put her in the coffin and place her in the vault. Roderick could hear his sister’s quiet movements and went mad, he ends up dying. After the last two living members of the family die, the house falls apart and is eaten up by the earth. Nothing is left of the family, the narrator got out of the house but lost his

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