After receiving an urgent letter by Roderick Usher, the narrator take horseback to Ushers’ house. BUt to his surprise he finds that the house is not in the best of conditions.
Soon after his arrival, Usher reveals that his sister Madeline is dying. And that her condition is only getting worse overtime. He fears that she has little to no time left to live.
Madeline soon dies not so long after the conversation from earlier. Roderick decides to put her corpse in a vault so that he may make preparations for her burial. His mental states seems to go down hill as he wards of a doctor from Madeline’s corpse.