Symbolism in "The Black Cat" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Could someone tell me at least three examples of symbolism in the black cat and the fall of the house of usher. I would appreciate any input. Thanks!

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2000


the house can be seen as a symbol of ROderick Usher's mental health. As the house continues to crumble, the mental state of roderick deteriorates. Eventually when Roderick falls dead the house collapses showing that the demise of Roderick and his mental health was the utter demise of the etire house of usher.

-- Anonymous, March 31, 2002

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