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The Fall of the House of Usher

In Literature we were reading The Fall of the House of Usher. Our teacher showed us a presentation where it explains the elements and techniques the writer uses to create the story,  it is an analysis of the story. She told us that anyone who wanted to post the presentation on their blogs could do it. I decided to post it.

Click here to go to the presentation or watch it down here.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Today our Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, gave as an exercise about the book we read in class, “The Fall of the House of Usher”. The last exercise was optional and it consisted on finding an image which represented a quote from the story.

Quote: “The radiance was that one of the full, setting, and blood-red moon which now shone vividly through that once barely-discernible fissure…”

This drawing shows the moon appearing through the fissure of the House, the fissure is exaggerated, which in Literary Devices means Hyperbole, but I think it shows very good what the author describe.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Today our Literature teacher, Pato Chujman, told us to read an article on her blog about the story we were reading in class, The fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, and to take notes of it. Here is the article and down here my notes of it.

Narrator:

Subjective perceptions, no difference between reality and fantasy, split consciousness, a man of common sense, educated and analytic, speaks in a tone were he seems not to understand Usher, he feels an unnatural presence but he tries to remain thinking about normal causes, this overcomes him at the end.

Roderick Usher:

Educated man who got deteriorated like the House, changed his appearance because of his insanity, incoherent, inconsistent, unstable, insane, excessive nervous agitation, “…The features of a mental disorder…”, unbalanced man trying to maintain an equilibrium in his life.

Madeline Usher:

Twin sister of Roderick, doesn’t speak a word throughout the story, appears a very short time, never appears in the same room as the narrator, fell into catatonic state at narrators’s arrival, she was like a ghost, seems to be completely overcome by mental disorder.

Character summary:

the three characters are unique and very distinct people, although Madeline and Roderick are twins and they are both crazy they are completely different, all of them suffer from insanity but respond differently. Madeline accepts it. Roderick knows he is ill, but struggles to hold his insanity. The narrator slowly contracts the desease, but wants to deny what he is. He escapes from his illness by escaping from the house.