the fall of the house of usher story board
the narrator is going to visit his friend, Roderick Usher, at his house. as he approaches the house it seems as if a "veil" of some sort has fallen. as the veil dropped the narrator realizes that his friends house is mega creepy and so are the people. the house also seems to not have a sturdy foundation, "
the conflict is fear. fear is everywhere throughout the story. the fear starts through Roderick, due to his paranoia, and throughout the story it rubs off onto the narrator. the house helps develop the fear through the characters as well because of how the house and people are connected.
the rising action is Roderick and the narrator intomb lady Madeline. " 'her decease,' he said, with a bitterness which i can never forget." the foreshadowing is when Roderick says "I feel that the period will sooner or later arrive when i must abandon life and reason together, in some struggle with the grim phantasm, fear." this is foreshadowing because later in the story Roderick dies of fright.
The narrator is reading the story, then he and roderick heard sounds coming from madelines tomb. the sounds were the same as the one they were reading about.
Lady madeline appears out of the tomb on the other side of the door. "I now tell you that i heard her first feeble movements in the hollow coffin."
Madeline falls onto Roderick and he becomes paralyzed with fear and dies. the narrator also becomes paranoid like roderick was.