Edgar Allan Poe 's Fall Of The House Of Usher And Joyce Carol Oates

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There is a man and a woman. The two are eating lunch. One begins to take a bite and the other immediately jumps from the table. Joan screams as an ax flies across the room. Without knowing that Joan is a teenage girl full of raging hormones on her first date with Drake at the premiere of the new horror movie, then the image in everyone 's mind after reading the first few lines might have been quite bothersome. As emphasized with the few sentences prior, setting is one of the most important components of a story. In both Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher and Joyce Carol Oates’ Where is Here? it is quite clear what the importance of setting does to a story and how it impacts all of literature. Within both Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here? by Poe and Oates, the importance of setting is displayed. One of the ways this is done, is by using such descriptive writings. The detailed sections allow us to imagine what is actually happening, where it is going on, and what the surroundings are suggesting. If the story didn’t have any setting to tell us what certain things look like then we might miss an important part of the story, like the horror movie concept. One of the statements that educators like to use a lot is that you should never make a decision without knowing all of the facts first. The same is true with stories, and one of those important facts, is the setting. By line eight of Where is Here? by Oates, she writes, “He had not seen the house since

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