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A Comparison of Poe and Roderick, The Fall of the House of Usher

Date Submitted: 12/13/2004 05:23:32
Category: / Society & Culture / People
Length: 3 pages (902 words)
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Reading "The Fall of the House of Usher", one may readily see the similarities of character between Roderick Usher, the main character in the story, and of Edgar Allan Poe, the author. To an anomalous species of terror I found him a bounden slave. 'I shall perish,' said he, 'I must perish in this deplorable folly. Thus. . . shall I be lost. I shudder at the thought of any, even the most trivial incident. . . this …

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