Comparing The Fall Of The House Of Usher And A Rose For Emily

967 Words4 Pages

The Fall of the House of Usher composed by Edgar Allan Poe and A Rose for Emily made by William Faulkner are very similar considering they both come from the gothic spectrum of short stories. However, they are very different and of course they’d be different since if you’d look at their authors they come from two different backgrounds of life. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, so he’d have a different perspective of life since William Faulkner was born in Mississippi they’d have been taught different yet similar values of life. Edgar was born way earlier than William, so he might’ve believed things that were fake and in William’s time everyone knew that thing was a lie. Many people find Faulkner’s writing style quite hard, he doesn’t really …show more content…

Roderick has an illness, but the illness’ name is never revealed. Emily’s illness is being a sociopath and having Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome is to start having feeling with your captor when you’ve been kidnapped, you’ll start seeing your captor as your best friend or boyfriend/girlfriend, depending on the circumstance. Emily has two illness’ while Roderick only having one but that is not of the matter. They both have at least one mental illness which makes them both mentally ill.

In the first place the setting of The Fall of the House of Usher and A Rose for Emily are somewhat different. In the Fall of the House of Usher the setting is in a dingy mansion in the most cliché moment being it dark and stormy outside. However, in the A Rose for Emily story their setting is in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, around 1861-1933. Also. not surprisingly they are at a creepy old home.

The Fall of the House of Usher and A Rose for Emily are unsurprisingly not so different. They both have this very creepy feeling to them considering they both are involving a very old house/mansion. Both settings also include it being dark out. Unsurprisingly both setting involve this feeling of uncertainty and danger to

Open Document