Compare And Contrast The Fall Of The House Of Usher And House Taken Over

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Writing to compare In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over,” the setting were similar because they both took place in a creepy house . However, in Poe’s story, the setting is in a creepy, almost broken down house. By contrast, Cortazar’s setting takes place in a big house that was very clean. Gothic literature is a style of literature that takes place in the past, most of the time it has someone who dies and it has a creepy vibe/tone behind it . Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” is a good example of Gothic literature because it shows how a man goes to visit an old friend and see how his friend and his friends twin sister die. “The whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day.”(13) This is an…show more content…
Julio Cortazar’s “ House Taken Over,” is a good example of Magical Realism because Iirene and her brother hear strange noises and get scared by them so they leave parts of the house and never go back till they leave the house completely. “We didn’t wait to look around I took Iirene’s arm and forced her to run with me,”. This example shows how Irene and her brother heard strange noises and thought of the worst and ran from something unnatural. Therefor, “The House Taken Over” is an example of Magical Realism because it has an unnatural force that is on earth and the unnatural force is with normal characters such as Irene and her brother. Gothic literature and magical realism are different because one is based on supernatural occurrences on Earth while the other is based on scary but natural things on Earth. In Edgar Allan Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher,” Usher 's sister dies in a natural way and so does Usher so nothing unnatural happens. For instance Usher tells the narrator that he buried his sister alive and that he 's been knowing about it for
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