Edgar Allan Poe's short stories

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I need help with the symbolism of The Fall of The House of Usher and the inciting incident, climax and conclusion of the Murders in The Rue Morgue, thanks

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2002


The symbolism in this story is that the house and the Ushers are united as one and as the story progress the Ushers conditons worsen the house itself worsen also. In the beging when Rodrick's childhood friend came to vist the house looked as if it were entact as a whole, but the individual bricks were crumbling and there was a crack climbing up the side, the color was also significant because it was white and ghostly. And as he seen Rodrick Usher and his sister Madeline they themselves are crumbling and are slowly approaching their graves. Their house is also dark and dreary and the darkness resembles death and the landscape around the house is either dead or is about to be and the lake by the house is also dark in color.

Hopefully this has ansewered your questions, Amanda Spell

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2002

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