Insanity In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Some of these events and characteristics become symbolic of the workings of the human mind on brink of insanity. As in “The Fall of the House of Usher” we see that his “long lost friend” is in some state of mind, and is in need of some assistance. And when the narrator gets to this house, he notices a giant crack in the middle of the house from the top to the bottom. In this story, he meets Madeline and Roderick who are twins. We notice that throughout the story, the twins are both ill with some sort of disease. We do know too that these are the last of the Ushers (unless they have kids) and their lives do represent something. Roderick represent the conscious. He is always pacing the floor with delusions and insanity because we know that his
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