The Fall Of The House Of Usher Essay

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Setting Makes the Story Scarier (The discussion of the importance of setting in “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe) Ever since children are young, the importance of setting is drilled into their heads. Which means that the state must find it important enough that we start learning it as soon as we are able to understand the stories being read. Therefore, it is clear that setting is always of the essence, but is it more important within different genres? In a sweet little poem about puppy love, the setting is still present, but maybe not as noticed as if it were a gothic writing. That is to say, setting is equally important in those writings that are considered to be gothic, for example, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”. When proving this point, it is valid to offer that gothic writing pulls on a mood more so than a lighter text, Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” sets a deep mood right away to capture its reader. Audiences are drug in by those small details that seem spooky or eerie. Compared to a gothic text that doesn’t offer setting right away, the one that does most likely interests the reader quicker. Right off the bat Edgar Allan Poe starts describing the unhealthy atmosphere of the…show more content…
Especially in a gothic writing, setting is big to help hold the readers on a small string. In fact, that is almost the main idea in spooky writings like Poe’s. A great example of setting holding the suspense would be, “I felt, was due to the bewildering influence of the gloomy furniture of the room-of the dark and tattered draperies, which, tortured into motion by the breath of a rising tempest, swayed fitfully to and fro upon the walls, and rustled uneasily about the decorations of the bed.” (page 305-306) When it is all said and done, setting is a big deal when it comes to holding the suspense of the
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