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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

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Edgar Allan Poe

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Foil

Character Role Analysis

Roderick and Madeline

Roderick and his sister make a great foil pair. Male and female, alive and dead, earthly and spiritual are some pairings to get you started. Consider the nature of their illnesses as well: Madeline’s is a largely physical illness, while Roderick’s may be largely psychological. (His acute senses may just be the result of his hypochondria).


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