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What is the significance of the setting in The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher?

-- Anonymous, April 16, 2002


The setting in The Fall of the House of Usher´s significance is: not only describes the house as if was alive like a human, but also the fungi described in the interior of the house makes an image of the Usher family, when they committed incest a lot of troubles grow like the fungi inside the house that was crombling down as the family.

-- Anonymous, April 16, 2002

As a small, but important correction, to the above answer -- there is no incest in 'Usher'.

-- Anonymous, April 17, 2002

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