Theme Of Magical Realism In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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When I was about 13 I thought I saw a ghost. It was morning and I had just woken up for school. I made my way downstairs and began to make myself a sandwich for lunch. I looked up and I saw a figure on the brick wall outside the window of my kitchen. I initially thought it was my dad because we were the only ones home, but suddenly I heard him start his car. I turned back around expecting to see the the figure but it was gone. This scenario is related to magical realism because the object that I saw was a figment of my imagination. Also the location this event took place in was in a normal setting, which relates to magical realism because the genre includes a ordinary setting. Additionally, this event also represents aspects of gothic literature because an eerie and creepy mood had emerged after seeing the anomaly. This caused me to become tormented with confusion of what I had just saw. Gothic literature and magical realism are portrayed in many stories. These genres have evolved throughout the years and include many similar and different qualities. Gothic literature is a literary genre that began in England in the late 1700’s. Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a great example of Gothic literature because it takes place in a medieval house and the setting is dark and gloomy. For, example in Poe’s story “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens” (19) This proves
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