The Fall of the House of Usher PDF
“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in 1839. The book is considered as great example of Poe’s “Totality”, with harmonious link between element and details of the story.
The book is based on a Castle of Ontranto which is a crumbling, haunted castle and a key feature of Horace Walpole. The book is of Gothic genre. It represents destruction of human body by using symbol of a large disintegrating house.
The book is a great depiction of authors command in creating emotions in the story such as doom, fear and guilt. The story center on Roderick who is ill and his ailment ignite his agitated senses. Though the illness is physical but it is having a significant impact on his mind and senses.
He is basically sick because he hopes to be sick considering his family’s history of ill health. Similarly he buries his sister alive after creating a self-fulfilling prophecy and believing in it. The house of Usher has a significant role in the book and it represents the actual structure and the family. It is skillfully depicted as human who meets its end along with two Usher siblings.
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an American editor, writer, and literary critic. He is well known for his short stories and poetry .He is well known as a central figure of American literature and Romanticism in the United States. Poe is also considered as the inventor of detective fiction genre writings and for his contribution towards the science fiction genre. He was the first American writer for earning a living resulting in financial crisis.
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