The Role Of Romanticism In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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At first many people may ask themselves how is it that this story is an example of romanticism but believe it or not it it. Aside from the fact that it is sort of a 'wicked ' story but then again Edgar Allen Poe always wrote spooky and amazing stories and he always had that spark that could always surprise his readers. It has many characteristics that other romanticism stories have so of course if falls into the category. To give a little idea of what it is it is based on, the narrator tells the readers of his childhood friend Roderick and how he sent him a letter asking for his help, the narrator chooses to go to the Ushers house but sees it differently as if a malicious feeling. As he goes inside he realizes the house just gets creepier and creepier, he sees Roderick and it seemed as if he was ill but in reality it was his sister. The narrator stays days with Roderick as he watches over his sister Madeline. Ne day they wake up to see that Madeline has passed away, and so Roderick asks for the narrators help to burry her in his house and so the narrator helps him. As the days go…show more content…
Some of the most outstanding characteristics the story hold alike to romanticism are the…show more content…
In The Fall of the House of Usher the symbolism is displayed when the narrator sees the house and describes it as very creepy but clearly stated that he notices the crack of the House from the bottom to the very top of it. Here it is symbolizing the crack that both Roderick Usher and Madeline Usher for they both described as having a problem for they both had flaws and were about to die. Madeline had an illness no doctor could describe and was on the verge of dying and this caused her brother Roderick to go mad physically and emotionally. The crack was not just the house but both Roderick and Madeline all

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