Roderick Usher had written a letter to the narrator to come and visit him for a while. To help him with some personal issues. Upon the narrators arrival, he noticed the house to seem pale and mysterious which happened to be how Roderick looked, he was pale and looked sick.
After a little time has passed after the narrators arrival, Roderick reveals his twin sister Madeline was extremely ill and is slowly dying. She does eventually pass and Usher decides to keep her body in a vault in a dungeon. As usher plans the burial, the narrator notices that Usher´s appearance becomes worse.
After they had placed Madeline in the vault, the narrator had went to lie down. It happened to be during the middle a storm and Usher had come to open the window revealing a terrifying storm making Usher freak out. The narrator had started to read to Usher to calm him down.