"There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart- and unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime"(14). As the narrator approaches the house he feel very uneasy about the house because it has a dark and gloomy feeling.
"It was with difficulty that i could bring myself to admit the identity of the wan being before me with the companion of my early boyhood"(17). When the narrator enters the house he can tell that something is not the same as he last remembered and he could possibly be endangered.
"We replaced and screwed down the lid, and, having secured the door of iron"(24). The narrator learns that a contribution to ushers illness was the death of his sister, the 2 men go to a dungeon to bury his sister and grief follows.
"Here is one of your favorite romances. I will read, and you shall listen:- and so we will pass away this terrible night together"(27). Usher and the narrator connect in this scene because the narrator is reading a one of their favorite books. They both feel troubled so the book is a sense of security bringing them closer.
"Madman! I tell you that she now stands without the door!"(30). As usher tells the narrator that he saw life in Madeline before they buried her she appears at the door to what seems to get revenge. I believe that Madeline can come back once the narrator admits that he saw life.