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Fall Of The House Of Usher Comparison Essay

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Writing to Compare In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The of the House of Usher” and Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over”, the settings are similar because they both took place in a creepy house. However, in Poe’s story, the setting is the old house falling apart. By contrast, Cortazar’s setting the house is old but in good condition. Gothic Literature is a type of literature that makes the reader question reality. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a good of gothic literature because it is placed in an old spooky house. For example, in the story the house has “eyelike windows”(14). This proves that the house is a part of gothic literature because it has a spooky theme to the house. Therefore, “The Fall of the House of Usher” is an example because it has spooky features in the story. Magical Realism is a type of literature that brings supernatural elements into real life scenarios. Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over” is a good example of Magical Realism because it brings supernatural features into the story. For example, it states, “It wouldn’t do to have some poor devil decide to go in and rob the house, at that hour..”(42). The sentence is a part of magical realism because it brings…show more content…
In Edgar Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher” the house starts to fall apart. For instance, “...of which I have before spoken as extending from the roof of the building, in a zigzag direction, to the base. While I gazed, the fissure rapidly widened”(30). However Julio Cotazar’s “House Taken Over” is similar because Maraline and her brother leave their house without taking anything because they believe something or someone was inside the house. This is proven when the brother goes to get a drink, “I heard noise in the kitchen; if not the kitchen, then the bath, the passage off at that angle dulled the sound.”(41). Therefore the two stories are similar because the can both be very
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