Compare And Contrast Vertigo And The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher is a short story written by Allan Poe. This story is about a person that approaches the house of Usher and the constant fears of death. The Fall of the House of Usher is and a gothic tale that features a lot of traceable gothic elements. However, the terror of this story is about the ambiguity of the story. Vertigo is written by Alfred Hitchcock that is an adventurous story about fear, manipulation, and obsession. This movie was about a detective that was forced to give up his job after a horrible death of an officer that cause him to have a fear of heights. Also, the main character was hired by his old friend to follow his wife. Both of the stories use masters of suspense and have unity of effect because the creator wants to make their stories more inviting to the reader.Also, the use of symbols, tone, and suspense & fear helps the reader engage more into their stories.…show more content…
In The Fall of the House of Usher, you start to see the development of the tone when Usher is going insane. His distinguishing and perceiving outlook doesn’t feel friendly to the reader. Usher lives in a disturbing atmosphere throughout the whole story. These tones and moods go together to make the reader see how the house are falling apart. The Fall of the House of Usher, the narrator said “Although, as boys, we had been even intimate associates, yet I really knew little of my friend. His reserve had been always excessive and habitual”,(Poe 3) this shows barrier between Usher and Roderick. The tone used throughout this story makes readers leave with a scary outlook on life. In Vertigo, the tone of the story changes drastically as the reader is thinking about his distance between him and the outer world. The audience sees the transformation of Judy to give John pleasure. The whole movie the tone was the same with intense moments in the film that makes the viewer seek for more
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