Morality In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe 's The Fall of the House of Usher In Edgar Allen Poe 's The Fall of the House of Usher, incest and morality are two themes that are shown throughout the entire story. The twins, Rodrick and Madeline, are not only related but are connected to the house and each other in strange ways. The narrator visits his childhood friend Rodrick who is sick with an illness, and the narrator visits him. The Usher 's house, at the narrator 's first description, gives him a "sense of insufferable gloom" and has windows that look like eyes. He is overcome with this gloom because the house has been a place of sin for generations of the Usher household, yet unknowing of this sin, he believes it 's because of the madness or sickness that Rodrick has. The Usher family is known for doing good works, being…show more content…
One can compare that to him being able to stand his sin, incest. He cannot stand other things, yet the one he creates is something he can live with. When Rodrick describes the illness Madeline has, the doctors are unable to find a cure to the strange symptoms she is having. Since the family sin is hidden, the doctors would not be able to understand why she was having cataleptic issues with her body. She is a child of incest which not only creates physical issues but mental. Physical and mental are two factors that create an individual, to which Madeline is the physically ill and Rodrick is mentally ill, and together they made one person. One cannot entirely live without the other, as we can see when Rodrick buries Madeline, and he quickly begins to degrade not only mentally but physically. The narrator believes he is contracting the illness or madness that Rodrick has yet the closer the narrator gets to the truth of incest and Rodrick 's secret of burying his sister, the sicker the narrator becomes. "To an anomalous species of terror I found him a

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