Comparison Of Death By Insanity In Edgar Allen Poe's Short Stories

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Comparison of Death by Insanity within Edgar Allen Poe’s Short Stories Insanity is able to create horror and decay in one’s life. In Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories: ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Fall of The House of Usher’ the idea of insanity is accompanied by death or decay in some way. The decay of the unnamed narrator in the ‘Black Cat’ into insanity allows the reader to understand his murderous actions. Similarly, in ‘The Fall of The House of Usher’ the use of words such as melancholy and decay establish the idea of death through insanity. Ultimately, in both stories, the use of symbolism and diction is fundamental in establishing the theme of death through the insanity of the characters. To begin with, the use of symbols is crucial
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