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by Edgar Allan Poe

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An unnamed protagonist (the Narrator) is summoned to the remote mansion of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher. Filled with a sense of dread by the sight of the house itself, the Narrator reunites with his old companion, who is suffering from a strange mental illness and whose sister Madeline is near death due to a mysterious disease. The Narrator provides company to Usher while he paints and plays guitar, spending all his days inside, avoiding the sunlight and obsessing over the sentience of the non-living. When Madeline dies, Usher decides to bury her temporarily in one of his house's large vaults. A few days later, however, she emerges from her provisional tomb, killing her brother while the Narrator flees for his life. The House of Usher…

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Posted By adrianna h #385089 at Sep 04, 2014 8:38 AM

why is the narrator in the usher mansion

The narrator is telling the story from inside the mansion

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Posted By nila m #380600 at Aug 07, 2014 4:31 AM

What did the friends do whenever Roderick felt the fear?

I'm having a hard time understanding the story so if you guys could fill me in that would be appreciated.

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