Isolation In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Sometimes being alone can be beneficial for some in small doses, however constant loneliness can annihilate a person. Edgar Allen Poe explores how isolation strengthens internal fear which leads to the metal break through “The Fall of the house of Usher.” The narrator's experiences are explained in great detail along with Poe dropping hints at what is to come throughout the story. He explains the extreme isolation of the Usher’s in order to convey the impact has on the body and mind. Poe uses the reader’s five senses and multiple connections in the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” to manifest how social confinement bolsters internal fear which leads to the psychological break down on a person. Poe uses imagery to explain the atmosphere of fear and the continuous breaking of Usher. Poe portrays the surroundings of the narrator as dark, giving an image of the setting “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year” (Poe 310). The image of a dark day is installed in the reader by this line. This line also gives the reader the image of being alone on a dark day in the autumn. Poe also uses imagery to make his readers a sense of fear “I know not how it was--but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit” (Poe 310). Most people recognize what a bad feeling is like, and Poe uses that to bring the reader's interest to his readers. This line gives the reader a sense of the fear that the narrator's sense of fear and dread. Poe uses his imagery to…show more content…
In the mid 1800s when Poe wrote his short story, society did not know much of mental health, this leads to many studies done about loneliness. Isolation causes the mind to become dispersed restricting the communication abilities, consciously restricting basic human rights making a person

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