The Fall Of The House Of Usher Essay

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The Fall of the House of Vampires? For many years, vampires have been known as a part of modern mythology. They are believed to be persons who have returned from the dead. These mythological characters have drawn the interest of people from all places and from all ages. Vampires attract readers, make us argue over their existence, and bring back scary childhood memories. For these reasons, the supernatural stories of Edgar Allan Poe are very popular. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is about a man being called to Roderick Usher’s manor to help him with his and his sister’s mental illness. Some scholars argue over the Ushers’ true nature, but it is clear that the Usher family is a family of vampires, as evidenced by their physical descriptions, the symptoms of their illnesses, and Madeline’s resurrection.…show more content…
The story states, “The now ghastly pallor of the skin, and the now miraculous luster of the eve, above all things startled and even awed me” (Poe 4). Vampires are known for their paleness and a glimmer to their face when they see sun. In the quotation, the narrator is shocked at how Roderick’s face changes throughout the day. It tends to glimmer like luster on certain occasions, just like a vampire. Although the Ushers’ skin complexion is one piece of evidence, there is also proof that the Ushers are vampires by the symptoms of their illnesses. The narrator describes the manner in which Roderick’s senses are very keen. The Usher house had draperies that hung from the windows along with trellised panes, which helped ease Roderick’s diseased eyes. Roderick suffered from “a morbid acuteness of the senses,” just like vampires (Poe 5). For example, when young vampires smell blood they cannot hold themselves back, due to their very strong sense of
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