The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

Poe wrote his story in the style of Gothic Literature (The Fall of the House of Usher, while Cortazar wrote his in the style of Magic Realism (House Taken Over). What are the differences the story has in regards to their brothers and sisters?

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Both share common traits of the fantastical. Gothic literature relies on darker themes than Magic Realism. Magic Realism implies a sense of higher spirituality than Gothic literature.