What is the different between The Fall of the House of Usher and The Gold bug?

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I need to know what the differents is between "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Gold Bug??

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2002


One is a Gothic tale of nearly supernatural doom where the narrator alone escapes. The second is mystery fiction, Poe's own offshoot from the Gothic where a puzzle is solved leading to pirate treasure. In the latter the rational mind acutely heightened to see beyond ordinary appearances pierces the mystery. In Usher the mind encompasses the global totality of the Ushers' singular doom from which no art or reason can triumph and escape.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2002

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