The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

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  • The narrator of the story arrives horseback to the House of Usher. Roderick Usher wrote a letter tot he narrator to ask him to help him overcome his problems. The narrator realizes the House of Usher seems to resemble how Roderick Usher is feeling.
  • Roderick Usher reveals to the narrator that his twin sister Madeline is dying and she then passes. He decides to keep her body in a vault in one of the walls.
  • A little while after Madeline was buried, Usher began hearing strange noises in the house. One night, he went up to the narrator's bedroom during a thunderstorm to see fog and low hanging clouds. The narrator reads Usher a story to calm him down.
  • While the narrator is reading he begins to hear echos in the house, then he hears a scream. Usher tells the narrator he's been hearing sounds from his sister's coffin and worries they buried her alive. The door then flies open and Madeline is covered in blood.
  • Bloody Madeline jumps on Roderick and dies. Roderick dies as well. The narrator quickly escapes the Usher house.
  • The narrator watches as he sees the house sink into the water and fog. Soon, the entire house is gone.
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