Fall Of The House Of Usher Essay

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Darkness can consume a person . In the "Fall of the House of Usher" darkness is seen consuming throughout the story by suspension, symbolism and a gloomy atmosphere. Suspension can be seen consuming of darkness in the use of pacing. In the story of the "Fall of the house of Usher" the narrator 's "sense of insufferable gloom pervaded [his] spirit" (Poe293) by pacing and that "the feeling was unrelieved by any of half-pleasurable" (293). The narrator expresses why it was unbearable and not pleasurable to look at the unattractive house of Usher 's, that his senses becomes miserable and how he believes that he is going to become mad just like his companion Usher. The Narrator also senses suspense through Dangerous action when "the writer spoke of acute bodily illness, of a mental disorder" (294) and how it "gave evidence of nervous agitation" (294). Through the letter Usher wrote to the narrator, it can be seen how his mental illness is becoming worse, and how he wants to see his close friend due to the affect of the narrator …show more content…

Gothic elements can be present through atmospheres. The narrator speaks of "an utter depression of soul" (Poe293) of which "[he] can compare to no earthly sensation...than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium"(293). The narrator expresses multiple emotions with the Gothic element, gloomy atmosphere, to reveal to the reader how the display of the terrifying and sinful house has affected the narrator in a negative way. After the narrator had fled from the mansion, he saw as the "entire orb of the satellite burst at once" (309) and how he heard "shouting... and the deep and dank tarn at [his] feet closed sullenly and silently"(309) over the destroyed pieces of the mansion. Gothic element is used to express to the reader how the gloomy atmosphere of the house of Usher was destroyed after the last family members, Usher and his sister, death indicates to the ending of Usher 's family blood line. Darkness can be seen consuming through

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