The Fall of the House of Usher

Describe Roderick usher- his appearance , his weakness, his attitudes

Describe Roderick usher- his appearance , his weakness, his attitudes

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"A cadaverousness of  complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond
comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid but of a  surpassingly beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate Hebrew  model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar
formations; a finely moulded chin, speaking, in its want of  prominence, of a want of moral energy; hair of a more than web-like softness and tenuity;—these features, with an  inordinate expansion above the regions of the temple, made up altogether a countenance not easily to be forgotten."

"The now ghastly pallor of the skin, and the now miraculous lustre of the eye, above all things startled and even awed me. The silken hair, too, had been suffered to grow all unheeded, and as, in its wild gossamer texture, it floated rather than fell about the face, I could not, even with effort, connect its Arabesque expression with any idea of simple humanity."

"In the manner of my friend I was at once struck with an incoherence—an inconsistency; and I soon found this to arise from a series of feeble and futile struggles to overcome an habitual trepidancy—an excessive nervous agitation."

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The Fall of the House of Usher