The Fall of the House of Usher

What is significant about the first door closing upon Madeline Usher?

Two doors shut upon her, I'd like to know the significance or meaning behind the first door closing

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When the first door closes, Madeline passes through the room completely unaware of our narrator's presence. It's otherworldly, like she's already gone, and the closing of the door seems to signify that she is already dead.

"...the lady Madeline (for so was she called) passed through a remote portion of the apartment, and, without having noticed my presence, disappeared. I regarded her with an utter astonishment not unmingled with dread; and yet I found it impossible to account for such feelings. A sensation of stupor oppressed me as my eyes followed her retreating steps. When a door, at length, closed upon her, my glance sought instinctively and eagerly the

countenance of the brother; but he had buried his face in his hands, and I could only perceive that a far more than ordinary wanness had overspread the emaciated fingers through which trickled many passionate tears."


The Fall of the House of Usher

Hi Jill. Hi Nick!