The Fall of the House of Usher

the fall of hte House of Usher by edgar allan poe

Why does the entire house collapse at the end of the story? (example in at least six sentences and give a couple of quotes)

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There is a decaying sense of mortality that haunts this story. As Roderick Usher and his creepy world dissolve and collapse, so does his house. The house is a personification of Roderick himself. As Roderick's own physical and mental demise hits a crescendo, the destruction finally comes together. His zombie-like sister, the collapsing house and the disintegration of Roderick all come to us in one package.