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Essay On Roderick Usher

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Roderick is deteriorating from mental illness, he has heightened senses (easily stimulated by stimuli). He represents the mental aspect of the two while Madeline, who is suffering from catalepsy (a disease that involves coma-type trances), represents the physical aspect. They can't live without each other, they make up one whole person (mind and body). 2. First piece of evidence supporting the claim, proceeded by a lead-in sentence establishing context and followed by an in-text or parenthetical citation. Roderick is tormented by his own fears, “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable; he could wear only garments of certain texture; the odours of all flowers were oppressive; his eyes were tortured by even a faint light; and there were but peculiar sounds, and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror” (Poe ). 3.…show more content…
Explanation of how the important details in the first piece of evidence convey the ideas that support the claim. Roderick Usher is depicted as all mind in a weak body. He was intellectual, typical of times for men to be considered the smarter of the
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