The narrator approaches this melancholy, dark, creepy, crippled house in the woods with a vaporizing clouds all around. The narrator describes the house with human qualities, almost like the house is a character itself.
Roderick Usher greets the narrator, and he is very shocked to discover the sickly state of Usher. Usher is emotionally disturbed and depressed due to his dark times and sickness. He tells the narrator how he and his sister are sick, and how they are the last of the Usher kin alive. Many of their ancestors have died from diseases of the mind and body.
Roderick Usher greets the narrator, and he is very shocked to discover the sickly state of Usher. He is emotionally disturbed and depressed due to his dark times. He tells the narrator how sick his sister is, and how they are the last of the Usher kin alive. Many of their ancestors have died from diseases of the mind and body.
As Usher's condition worsens, the narrator, too, finds himself with senses, especially since the tenerchous storm approaches. Usher asks the narrator to read him, The Tale of The Knight. The narrators starts to hear awful noises throughout the house, and that's when Usher admits he buried his sister alive. The door flies open and Madeline appears. All corpse-like and covered in blood, she falls onto Usher, and they die simultaneously.
Usher explains how his sister, Madeline, is also very sick. Like Usher, her ailment is similar, though she has cataleptic episodes where she appears to be dead, but she is really in a coma-like state. She walked by the during their conversation in a remote portion, and didn't even notice the narrator's appearance.
"Her decease, would leave him the last of the ancient race of the Ushers."
Madeline succumbs to her illness and goes into a cataleptic state. The narrator and Usher put her into a vault at the lower level of the house, and Usher refuses to contact the doctors or undertakers to handle her body. Before they sealed the coffin, the narrator pointed out that Madeline's cheeks were still red, so she must be alive. Usher ignored it.
Scared, the narrator flies out of the house, that is now violently crumbling and breaking behind him, as he is running away. The house then gets swallowed by a "black, lurid" tarn below it. The Usher race has finally reached its end of the family tree, along with the creepy house that drove all the Ushers to craziness and death.