The Fall of the House of Usher

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1. what flaw in the house might a careful observer find?

2. in what was do ushers mental state and the house itself typify a work of gothic literature?

3. what is "the haunted palace"?

4. what does the narrator notice about Madeleine's appearance in her coffin?

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Although the house and its decay are the first things one might notice when one approached the House of Usher, the eyelike windows seem almost human. Yet, they are not the most noticeable "flaw" in the house; there is a large crack along the side of the house, foreshadowing that the house is, indeed, coming apart. That crack ultimately begins the final "fall" when the family and the house fall apart.

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