The Raven In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Slightly have the same similarities with “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Raven” also starts with a creepy and dreary midnight in the “bleak of December.” A man, also an unnamed narrator is sitting and reading weird old books and feeling “weak and weary.” (). The nameless narrator finds himself dozing off and all of a sudden hears a “tapping at my chamber door,” he is a bit nervous but try’s calming himself down, telling himself that “tis some visitor” who has come unexpectedly. He gets up to answer the down but finds nothing and no one. According to Robert Harris, one Gothic element is an atmosphere of mystery and suspense. This atmosphere is shown when characters see a glimpse of something or someone. In Poe’s “The Raven” the sound…show more content…
The existence of the raven is a supernatural action since it plays a role as a messenger. A normal raven is not a supernatural messenger but in this poem, the raven is. At the end of the poem, there is a sudden shift from past tense to present tense and the raven is still here. He has turned into a kind of statue, a glowing and demonic like statue whose shadow has trapped the narrator and has imprisoned his soul.
In my opinion, the raven was a symbol of Lenore who has come to tell the narrator to let go of her because she is gone. Giving him an understanding that she will return “Nevermore.” The word “Nevermore” may also be used to describe the misery of his life.
In conclusion, both “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe deals with similar gothic elements such as madness, death, burial, sorrow, and manifestation. Both story and poem are written in gothic style. In both stories, Poe uses mixtures of setting, symbolism, and characters to get the gothic theme across. Not only are “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Raven” has similarities but also has differences. For example “The Raven” is written in stanzas whereas “The Fall of the House of Usher” is written as a short
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