The Black Cat And The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Edgar Allen Poe is recognized as a great writer of Gothic. Poe stories all relate to each other in some way. Most of his short stories consist of mystery and horror. The two stories I choose was the “The Black Cat” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”. They both can be compared to each other by their setting, characters, and theme. The setting in both of the stories involves a house. In “The Black Cat” the story is written in the narrator jail cell. The way the narrator explain both of his houses made it seem like he was trapped. In the story I felt that there was a lot of the description towards the walls. When the narrator first house caught on fire. The only thing that was left standing from the house was a wall. “The walls, with one exception, had fallen in. This exception was found in a compartment wall, not very thick, which stood about the middle of the house, and against which had rested the head of my bed” (page 521). The wall left standing had an image that resembled a gigantic cat on it. In the narrator 's new house the second cat live burial was behind a brick wall where he also buried his wife. In the “The Fall of the House of Usher” the description is more focused on the appearance of the house. The narrator goes more into a description of the outside and the inside of the mansion. “I look upon the scene before me upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain upon the bleak walls upon the vacant eye like windows upon a few rank sedges
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