Liam's House of Usher final
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"During the whole of a dark,dull autumn part of the year....I'd brrn passing alone...through a singularly dreary tract of country....
"He makes his way through the long passages to the room where Roderick is waiting. He notes that Roderick is paler and less energetic
"Roderick seems afraid of his own house. Roderick’s sister, Madeline, has taken ill with a mysterious sickness—perhaps
at length I found myself within sight of the melancholy House of Usher."
"Madeline soon dies, and Roderick decides to bury her temporarily in the tombs below the house. He wants to keep her in the house
than he once was. Roderick tells the narrator that he suffers from nerves and fear and that his senses are heightened".
Over the next few days, Roderick becomes even more uneasy. One night, the narrator cannot sleep either. Roderick knocks on his door, apparently
catalepsy, the loss of control of one’s limbs—that the doctors cannot reverse. The narrator spends several days trying to cheer up Roderick".
"The narrator approaches Roderick and listens to what he is saying. Roderick reveals that he has been hearing these sounds for days,
because he fears that the doctors might dig up her body for scientific examination, since her disease was so strange to them".
He leads the narrator to the window"
for days, and believes that they have buried Madeline alive and that she is trying to escape. He yells that she is standing behind the door. The wind blows open the door and confirms Roderick’s fears: Madeline stands in white robes bloodied from her struggle. She attacks Roderick as the life drains from her, and he dies of fear".
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