Roderick Usher wrote a letter to the narrator to come and visit him for a short time to help him overcome an agitation of his soul that he has been experiencing. The narrator observes that housle seems sickly, like Usher.
Usher tells the narrator that his sister, Madeline, is dying, while at Usher's house Madeline passes and Usher asks if the narrator will help put her body in a vault.
One night the narrator hears weird noises while in his room, so Usher joins the narrator and opens a window to get some fresh air, but is greeted by an erie fog.
Whilst reading a book there was a faint echo throughout the house, followed by a muffled scream. Usher says that he believes the sounds were coming from the coffin, at that moment the door flies open with a bloody Madeline.
After Madeline enters and jumps on Roderick, she dies, as does Roderick. The narrator makes flees the house.
The house crumbles into the water and fog as the narrator watches on, until the house is completely gone.