The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Reality and Art
You might have noticed a strange mingling of the fictional with the real in this story. Roderick’s artistic creations have a definite connection with what happens to the House of Usher. He pa...
We’ve seen that art mirrors reality in this story, but there are several other cases of “doubling” or “reflection” going on. Starting off the story is the inverted ref...
The House of Usher
See “What’s Up with the Title?” for a full discussion.
The Small Fissure
The narrator observes a crack in the mansion upon his arrival to the Usher estate. Since he’s just mentioned that “The House of Usher” refers both to the family and the building,...