The Fall of the House of Usher

Why do you think Poe made Roderick and Madeline twins-not just brother and sister

Why Poe made Roderick and Madeline twins not just brother and sister

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In some ways they seem two parts of the same body, as twins often do. When Madeline begins to decline, so does Roderick. As she dies, he begins to feel he is dying. They seem to have a "twin" connection which relates to the ending when the house falls down around them, dead together for all eternity.