When he says things like “the insufferable gloom pervading my spirit'; upon looking at the house, the reader has to sense something-sinister going on within the house and the fear that the narrator feels toward it. After entering the house, the narrator discovers his boyish friend in serious mental illness, which has altered even his physical appearance. In fact the narrator hardly recognized him saying things like “it was with difficulty that I could bring myself to admit the identity of the wan being before me with the companion of my early childhood. (1377)'; After speaking with Roderick for some time about his condition, the narrator learned that he was bounded by some mental terror and that “he was enchained by certain superstitious impressions in regard to the dwelling which he tenanted…he had never ventured forth. '; (1378) By having the narrat... ... middle of paper ... ...for the narrator and he asks Usher if he heard it, and to this Usher explains what the sound really is.
His temper is unrestrained and he is liable to act in a way that relieves his anxiety. With people like Sykes in London it is worrying to think what may happen. After studying 'Oliver Twist' the reader gains understanding of the true horrors that exist in Victorian London. They discover key facts about the behaviour of the underworld inhabitants through Dickens techniques such as similes, pathos, adjectives, and choice of words. These techniques helped in showing the reader why life was so horrific in that time by building up images so the reader can almost see and smell and use other sense to understand the world that Dickens lived in.
Reading Edgar Allan Poe’s stories seem to follow a pattern of dark feelings. His descriptions can give the reader an image in their head of a negative look and sets them up for a negative story. By writing about an eerie broken home such as “The House of Usher”, one could say the exaggerative descriptions are creating images that can depict the possible dreariness of a household. The dreariness may have consumed the residents of the household, which is mirrored in the state of the house. Poe has been said to have grown up in a broken home extending into a difficult childhood and deaths of his loved ones continuing to be a large portion of his life (Giammarco 28).
The Churches method of treatment included exorcism and even more harsh tortures if the exorcism did not work. Many people, especially women, with schizophrenia perished during these times of accusation. It is not until the Church’s power begins to fade that science could rise to the forefront for the understanding and treatment of disorders. However, science’s reasoning for schizophrenia failed sometimes too. For instance, an explanation of schizophrenia that developed in the 1900’s by Freud believed that schizophrenia evolves from conditions that are caused by a world that is exceedingly strident towards individuals either by parents that have been unnurturing to their children or if they have experienced a trauma.
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder which affects one person of every hundred, both men and women alike (Nichols, 1). It usually develops in a persons late teens or early twenties, though it sometimes (rarely) starts in middle age or even much later into a persons life (Nichols, 1). The earlier this problem starts, the more potential it has to harm the persons personality and their life (Nichols, 2). It makes working, studying, relating to other people, and living an independent life extremely hard to deal with. "Before 1950, most all people with schizophrenia spent most of there lives in mental hospitals away from home" (Nichols, 2).
Causes Schizophrenia just like every other mental disorder does not have a specific know cause for it and its widely unknown to all medical researchers. A lot of theories exist as to why an individual suffers f... ... middle of paper ... ...the first year out of hospital. Supportive family therapy can reduce this rate by 10%." This shows how important it is for families to help and be supportive to the patient. Once again, medication helps but therapy is a great part of the treatment process as well.
Tyrone is concerned about Mary’s addiction but she avoids the truth, and changes the conversation immediately. Similarly, Jamie blames Edmund for leaving Mary alone in her room in Act two, and the argument is ended quickly by Edmund. Howeve... ... middle of paper ... ...hare common sympathies and care about each other. The mixed emotions between them create love-hate relationships. O’Neill portrays the complex relationships that evolve form a family that suffers from addiction problems.
Poe uses a great use of diction and literary devices: setting, symbols and imagery to make the readers feel like they are there. Poe draws the readers in on the horrible sickness that is killing the house, the house surroundings and everyone that live in it. In the story the time is autumn and Poe creates a spooky setting by using this unnamed narrator to describe the house as he see it and the emotions the house gave him. The narrator describe the clouds as ethereal glowing, the lake as dark and scary and fissure running down the middle of the house. Poe uses an unnamed narrator to explain the emotions the house gave him, but no words could amount to how horrifying the house was.
When reading the introduction, the narrator’s description of the house paints a crystal clear image in one’s mind of horror, dread, death, and decay. The reader is overwhelmed with a sense of evil. However, if one was to read deeper than what is on the surface, they may be surprised. As I mentioned earlier, in Poe’s time a family was often referred to as a house. Keeping this in mind while reading the opening paragraphs, the reader can very well wonder if our narrator is referring to the building in which the Ushers live in or the family that occupies it.
What happens if our home is no longer safe? What if the people we love are no longer trustworthy and become violent? How do we escape such madness when every exit in the home seems walled up? Edgar Allen Poe taps into some of our deepest fears, using the genre of horror. In his short story, “The Black Cat”, Poe addresses the very real and scary consequences of addiction, mental illness and domestic abuse.