The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher QA

Who appeared at the door and what happened to the proprietor once he saw the figure? What was the reaction by the narrator and what happened to the mansion at the end of the short.

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--but then without those doors there DID stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the lady Madeline of Usher. There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of her emaciated frame. For a moment she remained trembling and reeling to and fro upon the threshold, then, with a low moaning cry, fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated.

The Narrator flees into the storm, and the last image he describes seeing is that of the House of Usher splitting apart along the previously noted zig-zag fissure. The walls are bursting and the fragments are swiftly disappearing into the "deep and dank tarn."


The Fall of the House of Usher