The Fall Of The House Of Usher Comparison Essay

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over” the setting is at an old house and it's lonely. However in, Poe's story.the setting has a creepy stormy background, in contrast Cortazar’s setting is in a creepy house that seems to be haunted but the house is kept clean. An Gothic Literature began in England in the late 1700s. The term Gothic was originally used as an architectural term and it refers to medieval buildings, such as castles and cathedral. Its an style of writing that is characterized by elements of fear, horror, death and gloom. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the house of Usher” is an good example of Gothic Literature because it has a gloomy mood. “ The storm had been a welcome diversion. As the…show more content…
In “Fall of the House of Usher.” The setting of the story is not as lighthearted as “House Taken Over.” The story opens up with a description of the setting which is “during the whole of a dull, dark and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone on horseback…(13)” However, the story “House Taken Over” starts with a description of the house and what memories it held, Therefore, the two stories are both different because their atmosphere are both different from each other. Both stories do share similarities however. For example, both stories are mainly in a large house/mansion. Edgar Allen Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher” is an example of Gothic literature because it has a melancholy atmosphere throughout the story, which gradually increases throughout the story. While Julio Cortazar’s story “House Taken Over” has a nicer atmosphere to it until the end. Both genres are similar because they have a twist to the story that is unnatural, almost imaginary. The stories are different, however because the atmosphere are both different from each
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