Agoraphobia in Fall of the House of Usher (also, Hawthorne) : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I was wondering what you guys thought of the agoraphobic implications of The Fall of the House of Usher (and his other works, though it's mainly HoU I'm interested in). Also, do you think that this effect of the house itself is similar to that in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of the Seven Gables? I know there are a number of other (possibly more obvious) similarities between the works (especially the characters of usher and clifford, and that particular sibling relationship), but I was wondering if anyone else thought there were enough psychological similarities between the respective effects of the houses to really draw that connection.

Thanks Rebecca Harrison

-- Anonymous, July 16, 2003


my response to the house of usher isn't good. No offense but I don't like those type of stories. For one, I don't understand what's going on and I don't understand what they are talking about half of the time so no I don't approve but that's my opinion.

-- Anonymous, November 16, 2004

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