Inside the house was also very ornate, but it to had also been left alone for to long. The entire house had a gloomy atmosphere that would put a chill down most people’s spines. When he entered the room his friend was staying in he was warmly welcomed. He could not believe the changes that his dear childhood friend had endured. Roderick was very ill for he was not able to do many things.
We had cleared all the furniture, except for the big, white, u-shaped sofas in both rooms that we could not get through the doors, which as a result of, my uncle had decided to leave it there. When we had finished, my uncle had gone and sat in the front room with my dad and all the other men, who had been grieving for my beloved granddad. Then I had been alone with nothing to do. I had looked out into the long corridor. It had felt so empty, as if all my insides had
In lines 11-13 he says “I dwell with a strangely aching heart in that vanished abode far apart on that disused road.” It is evident that he is feeling wistful and melancholy. Also you can tell he is not pleased with the visit and the way the house looks. In lines 1-3 the speaker says “I dwell in a lonely house I know that vanished many a summer ago, and left no trace but the cellar walls.” It is evident that the speaker is feeling remorseful. You can conclude that the speaker once lived in this house and that there is no one living in this house, because he says “a lonely house I know.” From the description of the house you can infer that the house is in very poor condition, this may be his main reasons for feeling this way. There is nothing much left of the house except for the cellar.
Then Roderick suggests that is actually may be the house that is causing him to be sick. Next when Madeline, Roderick’s twin, dies his friend wants to keep her body with him because he was afraid that doctors would try and use is for scientific purposes. So the narrator and Roderick dig up the body and put it in the house. A few nights later the narrator meets Roderick and he tells the narrator that he thinks Madeline was buried alive. Moments later Madeline appears and then dies along with Roderick who died of fear.
First she wanted to be buried in the wooden coffin wrapped in a linen bed sheet. Later she decided that she wanted to be cremated and have her ashes scattered in running water. Then she wanted her ashes buried next to her mother and by this time it seemed that the coffin was just a prop to amuse friends and reporters. These obsessions with her own death may be the reason why many of her writings have themes of death including "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall". The main character Granny Weatherall is forced to evaluate how she feels about what her life has been as she lives her last day.
In this village, the little house of Emily is very special. It is the oldest house remaining. The house has no number and is always closed. Moreover, it has bad odor. That house or should we call it an anaerobic space, when a person walks in, he always feels smother.
The boy's house, like the street he lives on, is filled with decay. It is suffocating and “musty from being long enclosed.” It is difficult for him to establish any sort of connection to it. Even the history of the house feels unkind. The house's previous tenant, a priest, had died while living there. He “left all his money to institutions and the furniture of the house to his sister (Norton Anthology 2236).” It was as if he was trying to insure the boy's boredom and solitude.
In the beginning of the story, Poe describes the bleak condition of the house, surrounded by twisted trees and sitting in a dark tarn. Its vacant, eyelike windows evoke a sense of horror at what might be watching, while its inhabitants slowly succumb to the shifting aura of phantasm that encompasses both edifice and interior. In his description of Roderick, Poe portrays a man in a highly nervous state, barely able to contain the inner terror he experiences at every turn. The web-like, aerial, almost unhuman hair is comparable to the webs of fungi on the walls of his house, and his deteriorating health can be traced to the crumbling of its walls. From the beginning, it is made clear that there is more than one tie linking the deteriorating mental and physical condition of the inhabitants to the slow decay of its foundations.
(p. 16) Everything in the old man's shack gave a feeling of his loneliness and isolation, such as his one bed, one table, one chair, and his wife's picture that he did not stand to look at so he took it down. The open door symbolizes Santiago's mind showing his hope that someone will stop by his cottage the same day and come in without knocking. Another incident that shows the isolation of the old man is the Terrance. The Terrance is a place that shows how other fisherman threat the old man and make him feel as a stranger among them. The narrator of the novel supports this idea when he says: "They always sat on the Terrance and many of the fisherman made fun of the old man and he was not angry."
The three stories have one thing in common: they all portray the theme of horror, burial and death. In all the three stories, there is an element of burial; in The Black Cat, the man decides to bury his wife behind one of the walls of his house after accidentally killing her. His intention of burying his wife behind the wall is to prevent the police from accusing him of murder. In The Premature Burial, the narrator is afraid of being buried alive due to his condition but unfortunately, he confirms his worst fear: being buried alive. In The Cask of Amontillado, the narrator, Montresor, buries his acquaintance alive to accomplish his revenge mission.