Andrew Essay

978 WordsApr 7, 20154 Pages
Edgar Allan Poe contributes to the employment of colored pictures and gothic themes to attribute to the majority of his short stories. Giving the eerie castles or mansions near human qualities. Giving the setting of the story creepy underground passage ways or even giving the characters odd sexual fantasies. Whenever Poe does this he grants himself a stronger hold or more control over whatever will occur throughout the narrative. With the measure of detail he prescribes to us, we set out an extreme notion of being in the scene of the news report, affording us a real emotional clout to the narrative. Even with the over the top description of the picture, we still find a sense of vagueness between the characters and the mansion. Again, adding to the eerie tone of this story. Poe delivers extreme emotions that provoke the readers that apply the fear and terror that he normally delivers in his stories. Even in the opening scene of The Fall of The House of Usher we see his extreme descriptions that visually stimulate us to the level of panic and fear, and doubts. “I looked upon the scene before me-upon the mere house, the simple landscape features of the domain-upon the bleak walls-upon the vacant eyelike windows-upon a few rank sedges- and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees-with utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the hideous dropping off of the veil” Forthwith upon the opening paragraphs Poe begins to arrange up the scene again with his eerie human like characteristics upon the description of the grounds of the friend he is going to see. Just with that we know something isn’t right in what’s going on in this story. The opening scenes also describe Roderick’s life and his sister. The Vacant eyelike windows, the bleak walls show into his life about how he neglects to tell people close about his twin sis.

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