The Fall of the House of Usher

The fall of the house of usher

why is the narrator going to the house of usher?evidence from the text

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Usher has been feeling ill and distressed lately. He asks the narrator, an old friend, to visit for support.

The writer spoke of acute bodily illness -- of a mental disorder which oppressed him -- and of an earnest desire to see me, as his best, and indeed his only personal friend, with a view of attempting, by the cheerfulness of my society, some alleviation of his malady. It was the manner in which all this, and much more, was said -- it the apparent heart that went with his request --which allowed me no room for hesitation; and I accordingly obeyed forthwith what I still considered a very singular summons.