The Question and Answer section for The Fall of the House of Usher is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Narrator received a letter from Usher, who was experiencing some type of emotional problem... a mental disorder. In the letter, Roderick Usher requested that the narrator come to visit him.
Physical descriptions or perceptions?
The dark gothic elements are usually a part of Poe’s writing: especially in Fall of the House of Usher. All the hallmarks of gothic writing are there. The large mysterious castle filled with shadows, mysterious hallways, and crevices is front and...