Symbolism of The Fall of the House of Usher

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Symbolism of “The Fall of the House of Usher” In “The Fall of the house of Usher” Edgar Allan Poe creates a setting that expresses how miscommunication and unstable relationships can cause to the fall of many. Before the story formally begins, a quote from De Beranger is introduced as the introduction that states “Son Coeur est un luth suspend; Sitot qu’on le touche il resonne”. This quote is French, which translates to “his heart is like a suspended lute; when it is touched it resonates.” In a way, this quote explains the story in a concise way. This quote is referring to the master of the house, Roderick Usher. A man who at heart, is the reason why this story exists. A man who the narrator refers as his “…one of my boon companions in boyhood” (Poe 73). In the introduction of Roderick Usher, the narrator states the he received a letter from this man. Within the letter, Usher reveals to the reader that he is ill “Spoke of acute bodily illness.” This being said, one can determine that Usher believes that he may have little time before he perishes; therefore, he calls upon “his only personal friend,” and naturally, being a good friend, the narrator obeyed. (Poe 73) While the narrator approaches the House of Usher, he describes his surroundings as being unsettling, as though he was unnerved at the very mention of the vicinity. The narrator describe the details of the physical house several thing, one of which is Minute Fungi “Minute Fungi overspread the whole
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