Essays Tagged: "Madeline"

Analysis of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

a great hobby of them both. One evening Usher came to the narrator and informed him "that the lady Madeline [Usher's sister] was no more." (212) He also informed him of his intentions of keeping her ... eath (as did the character in The Tell Tale Heart), but soon that theory is disproven when the lady Madeline does indeed still live and enters the room killing her brother. The narrator flees at the s ...

(4 pages) 146 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Cyberspeak

e coin had Alastair, a telecommunication hardware designer at Nortel, telling of his two daughters, Madeline and Sophie. Eight year old Madeline likes to change the desktop pattern on their home work ...

(10 pages) 125 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

Edgar Allen Poe's View of Death in "The Fall of the House of Usher"

presented to the reader, early in the story, to represent that Roderick's love for his twin sister, Madeline, was dying, because she was suffering from a mysterious malady, or disease, that baffled he ... ing the course of the story. He sees Roderick's compassion for his sister during her illness. After Madeline dies he assists Roderick in the placement of her body in a steal coffin in a vault under th ...

(7 pages) 305 1 3.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Daniel Hoffman says of the House of Usher: »It is no house at all, but a profound and intricate metaphor of the self.« Discuss.

"move fantastically to a discordant melody" (Poe 1994, p.86), which clearly refers to Roderick and Madeline's mental discord. We should also consider the link between the house's "old wood-work which ... found in the end of the story. As Roderick suffers a mental breakdown, metaphorically expressed by Madeline's return from the dead, and finally dies, the house collapses as well. Since the Usher race ...

(2 pages) 144 2 3.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats. Women are not embraced as valued others but as a narcissistic projection of the lover's self.

ovides many examples of the way a lover views the object of his desires. I will concentrate on both Madeline and especially Porphyro as they progress through the poem with a brief mention of Angela an ... through the poem with a brief mention of Angela and her role in the piece.The poem introduces us to Madeline after a brief description of the cold desolation of the outside that follows into the Beads ...

(5 pages) 81 1 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Breakdown of Women in Combat Situations.

r the damage that dogmas of sexual equality have already inflicted. One such expert is a lady named Madeline Morris, a law professor at Duke University and a consultant to the department, who relieves ...

(5 pages) 89 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo an analysis of a the scene after Madeline falls into the water.

k's innovative use of the camera. The following essay aims to analyse these aspects in the scene of Madeline's first encounter with Scottie.The scene begins with a shot of an apartment with Madeline's ... t this scene's underlying erotic motives and in turn symbolizes the stoking of Scottie's desire for Madeline.In this scene Scottie is wearing a green jumper, a colour associated with Madeline througho ...

(5 pages) 83 0 1.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Composition II, Short Eassay on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher".

full consciousness.There are three significant characters in this story: the narrator, Roderick and Madeline Usher. The narrator is a boyhood friend of Roderick Usher. Roderick and Madeline Usher are ... Roderick and Madeline Usher are the sole, remaining members of the time-honored Usher family. When Madeline "dies" and is placed in her coffin the narrator notices a strong resemblance between her an ...

(2 pages) 41 0 1.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher", Perkins "The Yellow Wallpaper", Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily."

tal discord.Roderick's mental state becomes ever clearer as the narrator is informed that "the lady Madeline was no more" and that Roderick wants to bury her. As the two men carried the encoffined bod ... apartment. It was also at this point, that the friend was made aware of the fact that Roderick and Madeline were not just brother and sister; they were twins who shared "...sympathies of a scarily in ...

(10 pages) 247 1 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

John Keats - Selected Poems - Revision Notes

ction of natural beauty.Language - "Seasons of mist" = sibilance. Poem sensuous like description of Madeline's room in St Agnes. Sense of abundance in Stanza 1, "fill all fruit with ripeness... to swe ...

(6 pages) 131 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The role of uncertainty in Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. Uncertainty leads to suspense and fear which drives characters towards insanity and causes readers to empathize with the narrator.

In "The Fall of the House of Usher," there is ambiguity surrounding Madeline's death and her return--neither the characters nor the readers know the cause of Madeline's ... was actually dead when buried. Soon after the burial, Usher starts to suspect that they had buried Madeline while she was still alive: "...I hear it, and have heard it....Many minutes, many hours, ma ... living in the tomb!" (28). This uncertainty creates trepidation and fear for Usher because he fears Madeline "is...hurrying to upbraid [him] for [his] haste" in burying her; he becomes apprehensive an ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe-- The Fall of the House of Usher.

n the story, like the similarities between the narrator and Roderick, or the fact that Roderick and Madeline are literal twins, but one pair of symbols stands out more clearly than the rest. In Edgar ... rd anything that seems beyond the natural to Roderick. However, all of this still ties to relation. Madeline is said to have a strange disease, one that "had long baffled the skill of her physicians." ...

(3 pages) 76 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Essay about the charactor Madeline from the Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allen Poe.

al.However, it is more likely that the narrator did not see a hallucination or a ghost, but instead Madeline herself. The fact that she had epilepsy makes it possible that she could of appeared a corp ... door: "...but then without those doors there did stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the lady Madeline of Usher." She fell on Usher, knocking him down: "...fell heavily inward upon the person of ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Human condition in "A beautiful Mind" and "A wrinkle in Time"- analysis

In the film "A Beautiful Mind" directed by Ron Howard and the novel "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle, it is how the central characters utilise the power of love and how they apply the ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Relationships In Downriver

ie's mother had died therefore leaving Jessie and her father alone. It had been pretty stable until Madeline arrived. Jessie's father hadn't dated until then and then got engaged with her. Jessie disa ... of counselors with Jessie. This also angered Jessie because her school counselor (a good friend of Madeline's) suggested a rehabilitative program named Discovery Unlimited but also referred to by the ...

(2 pages) 849 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fall Of The House Of Usher

tunnel underneath the earth that Roderick paints is a symbol. It is symbolic of the vault in which Madeline is entrapped underneath the surface"� (Radford 1). Daniel Hoffman, however, feels th ... over. Since the story takes place in a dream world, one of the characters must be the one dreaming. Madeline and Roderick cannot be the dreamers, since they are dead, and everything that they ever sto ...

(4 pages) 37 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Vertigo"

er so pivotal to the entire construct of the "trail", besides serving to introduce the character of Madeline, is that it is the point of establishment of a mood of the surreal. Contrast the intense cr ... yone forget the incidentally gorgeous black and green evening gown, courtesy of Edith Head, worn by Madeline which also helped to draw our attention to her in the overwhelming crimson of the mis-en-sc ...

(6 pages) 14 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Eve of st. agnes does porphyro

gnes" can be interpreted as a combination of these explanations. Porphyro neither seduces nor loves Madeline. He is, however, infatuated with her and unknowingly takes from her, her security and purit ... d purity, resulting in a very unhappy ending.Porphyro is unaware that the night he chooses to visit Madeline is The Eve of St. Agnes. In fact, he asks Angela when the girls are weaving wool for St. Ag ...

(3 pages) 1574 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Edgar allen poes fall of the h

ly and his habits.The narrator himself almost seems to have supernatural features when he sees Lady Madeline for the first time, "and I learned that the glimpse I had obtained of her person would be t ... be seen by me no more"(722). The narrator here seems to be foreseeing what might possibly happen to Madeline, giving himself supernatural qualities.At one point in the story the narrator makes specula ...

(4 pages) 841 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Composition Of "Vertigo"

udience. Because of this approach, the audience knows that this woman known as both Judy Barton and Madeline, played by Kim Novak, is going to be of great importance throughout the entire film. The cr ... feels as though he is very high up and could fall. Then, when his twisted relationship with Madeline begins, there are many aspects of composition that reveal the warped storyline just by uniq ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies