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Gothic Elements In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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The famous, Edgar Allan Poe, wrote many pieces of Gothic literature, but “The Fall of the House of Usher” is one of his most popular pieces. With the story’s creepy and shocking plot it remains popular among those who enjoy a suspenseful read. The unsettling setting is only a small piece of what makes the piece Gothic literature. Many believe that Edgar Allan Poe’s tragic past greatly influenced his works and inspired him to make Gothic literature. Even though he is no longer living, Poe’s legacy of shocking the reader lives on. “The Fall of the House of Usher” carries his legacy by being a prime example of Gothic literature because of the plot, and motifs that were inspired by his tragic past.
“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a prime example of Gothic literature because it showcases nearly all parts of a classic Gothic literature story. The setting and characters play a very large part in developing the Gothic literature feeling. The setting starts off with the narrator riding upon a dilapidated house that is surrounded by desolate land and a black, turid tarn. This presents a dark and creepy feeling right from the start. When the narrator moves inside the house, it gets no less dark because the house is filled with Gothic architecture and paintings; the furniture is also old and tattered. Two of the main characters, Roderick and Madeline Usher, are very spooky in their own ways. Roderick is clearly suffering a number of illnesses, possibly including hypochondria, this
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