The Fall Of The House Of Usher And The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis

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“Loneliness is a common emotion when someone feels alone, separated from others or unsupported and distressed” (Kennedy). A common occurrence of many great authors is to make a theme regarding loneliness or isolation for example, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Yellow Wallpaper”. “The Fall of the House of Usher”, comparatively speaking, is a very challenging read for most, whereas “The Yellow Wallpaper” is more of a relaxed read. There are many differences between “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Yellow Wallpaper”, however, there is a common occurrence that links the two, loneliness. Throughout the two short fiction pieces both characters, Roderick Usher from “The Fall of the House of Usher and Jane from “The Yellow Wallpaper”, are isolated from the outside world, both characters have an illness that keeps them in isolation, and both characters in some way turn to a form of literature to pass time . All of these aspects contribute significantly to loneliness.
As an author, it is their job to make their piece catching and exciting for the reader, and to portray a character's emotions effectively. In both pieces, the authors use extensive figurative language to create the world Roderick and Jane live in. In “The Fall of the House of Usher” Roderick is completely isolated from the outside world and has had no contact with anyone other than his sister for the past ten years. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” Jane’s husband, who is a doctor, keeps her in isolation

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