The theme of "the tell-tale heart" and "the fall of the house of usher" and how this theme relates to Poes life : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

How does the "death" theme of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" relate to how Poe has had to deal with the many deaths of family memebers and others that he has loved?

-- Anonymous, April 29, 2001


I know that in the fall of the house of usher, that roderick and madeline were twins and that when she was physically decaying roderick was mentally decaying....(as was the house) ...there was a connection in all three....but i think that madelines decaying physical condition and rodericks mental went hand in hand with Poes mental state and his wife virginia's tuberculosis and following death


-- Anonymous, May 06, 2001

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