How Does Edgar Allan Poe Reflect On The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Mr. Edgar Allan Poe is known as one of the best horror story writers of all time. But why is he known by this name? What makes his work so pleasing to endure in if it reflects his own unimaginably tragic life? It is the mysteriousness of every beginning of his stories, and the different interpretations according to each and every reader that comes across anything written by Edgar Allan Poe. But most of all, each work is about himself, almost an autobiography. Some would argue that “The Fall of the House of Usher” is Poe’s most well-known piece of writing, and this may be because of the excessive amount of personal links between his life and the events in the story. The setting of “The Fall of the House of Usher” clearly reflects the background Edgar Allan Poe was surrounded with as he grew up. As stated in the text, while the narrator comes upon the House of Usher, “There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart --an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.” (Poe 1). Here he is referring to his younger years whilst under the care of the Allans. Mr. Allan and Poe did not have a great father-son relationship. It is known that Mr. Allan did not approve of Poe’s aspirations in becoming a writer. Allan forced him to join the …show more content…

Although some may conclude that an adopted life would not be pleasant for a child, Poe’s was not terrible at first. While, the relationship he had with his adoptive father was negative, he had a strong relationship with his mother. In addition, being adopted would spark some joy in any parentless child. In “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Roderick Usher wrote a song known as “The Haunted Palace”. This song describes the House of Usher in how it was a happy place at first but becomes overrun by evil and dread. The happiness of his adolescence comes into the tale

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