Similarities Between The Raven And The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Edgar Allen Poe, a very familiar name in the Dark Romantic period, but many people do not know the role he plays in History. A very complex man, one who drinks away his problems and has a very dark mind. Poe has written many stories and Poems but some of the more popular ones include “The Raven” and “Fall of the House of Usher”. While both “The Raven” and “Fall of the House of Usher” demonstrate similarities with the Supernatural Occurrences and the Metonymy of gloom and horror, a big difference shows up with the narrator of “The Raven” unreliable. Though two different writing styles come to use with storytelling and poetry, both include supernatural occurrences throughout. In “The Raven '' the narrator talks of a bird speaking to him saying the name “Lenore” (Poe). Lenore plays the role of the narrator's deceased wife. This shows a supernatural occurrence in the Poem because in reality birds can not talk with humans. However, in “Fall of the House of Usher” deceased spirits become the horror faced. The narrator of this frightful story goes to visit …show more content…

When people struggle with mental conditions, finding truth in what they say can be extraordinarily difficult. When the event happened in which he perceived a raven communicating with him, the narrator, “nearly napping” and then “suddenly there came a tapping, as if someone gently rapping” (Poe 1). The Narrator thought of the bird saying his deceased wife's name while his mind had little to no rest. This shows how not only sleep deprivation affects his mind, but feeling “sorrow for the lost Lenore” does also (Poe 2). Grief can do terrible things to people which demonstrates how we can not completely rely on what in the story demonstrates truth. However, we do not know the truth from the non-truth with only one

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