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my first question is how "The Fall of the House of Usher" might be viewed as a psychological potrait of the narrator?
2. Explain the social theme in "The Masque of red Death"
3. What are the ironic elements in "the Pit and the Pendulum" and "the black cat" and how do they effect the reader?
4. List and explain the symbols in the following stories: "The fall of the House of Usher" "The Cask of Amontillado" "the Pit and the Pendulum" "The Black Cat" "The masque of Red Death" 5. In each of those stories how does Poe lure the reader inot his web?
-- Anonymous, August 27, 2002
I can answer your first question. I see easily why the in the story the main character is going crazy could be seen as the house. the narrator runs from the house at the end of the story right? This is his exscape from all the mental insanity of the people in the house. The house falling itself potrays the final crumbling of the main characters sanity.
-- Anonymous, October 07, 2002