the fall of the house of usher-i need to know tonight! : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

citicsm commentary on the fall of the house of usher

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2003


This story is about a man that getts a letter from his friend Roderick Usher. Rodericksent the man a distress and also he had an earge to see him. Also the man is only and personal friend. He begged the man to come to his masion. The man goes to the house. When he finally gets there the house crakes in two. The man finds out that Roderick's has a sister that died. She was Roderick twin sister. Then a strom comes. Then the sister was alive. Then the sister comes up and falls on Roderick then they die.

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2003

Please see my new website for a full answer to this question. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a complex story,which, like all Poe's stories, uses irony and paradox to attack certain commonly held axioms, such as a belief in sense certainty, which is what kills Usher! Poe is. in fact, attacking Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2003

Moderation questions? read the FAQ