The Fall of the House of Usher

the fall of the house of usher

What does the visiting friend notice about Usher’s appearance and how it has changed since they were children?

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Usher arises from a sofa on which he has been lying and welcomes the Narrator with "overdone cordiality." Meanwhile, the Narrator notes that all of Usher's usual facial features--pale skin, thin lips, large and liquid eyes, web-like hair--have become exaggerated. The skin is now "ghastly" in hue, and the hair floats wildly over his forehead. Moreover, Usher seems incoherent and excessively nervous, bouncing back and forth between vivacity and depression.