Essays Tagged: "Usher"

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

The Fall of the House of Usher is definitely a piece written in Poe's usual style; a dark foreboding tale of death and insani ... ) visiting his boyhood friend who is suffering from "acuteness of the senses". His friend, Roderick Usher, sent for him in hopes that his friend might afford him solace. Though his mental problems wer ... his sorrow, most of it was due to his sister's illness. Much of the narrator's time at The House of Usher was spent reading philosophical books with Usher, apparently a great hobby of them both. One e ...

(4 pages) 146 0 3.3 Jan/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.

e being a metaphor of the self is given in the fact that the local peasants used the term "House of Usher" for both the mansion and the Usher family, as though they are inseparable. However, the found ... neglected vault, with no disturbance from the breath of the external air" (Poe 1994, p.79) and the Usher's mental illness, which could have spurred from the fact that "the entire family lay in [a] di ...

(2 pages) 144 2 3.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the narrator of the "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

The Truth Behind The NarratorAlthough it is widely believed that "The Fall of The House of Usher" is about Usher and his disease, the truth is that the story is really about the narrator. In ... ans and basic human actions and desires. When people first read the story "The Fall of The House of Usher" they tend to believe that the story is about Usher, his sickness, his legacy, and his sister; ...

(2 pages) 86 3 4.0 Jan/2003

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

The House of Usher

The various settings in the story "The House of Usher"In the story The House of Usher, Poe uses the mood and the setting to create the ups and downs ... t is really you instead of Roderick. The atmosphere always describes the feelings both Roderick and Usher have in the story. Sometimes it could be calm, while other times it becomes scary and unpredic ... oderick feel comfortable at all when he was there.Roderick finally learns that his visit is because Usher's twin sister is going to die. Usher can't bear the thought of her dying. He just called Roder ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

2 different stories by Poe," Masque of Red Death" & "Fall of Usher House".

Although The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher are written in different view points, the fact that each method works well for each story is t ... but nobody could really be sure of that while the grand party was going on.The Fall of the House of Usher is another horror fiction story written by Edgar Allen Poe. It is set in a large, decaying, ol ... depth that it feels like they are actually a part of the story. Readers of The Fall of the House of Usher are let into the mind of the narrator; they can feel his feelings, hear his thoughts, and see ...

(3 pages) 75 1 4.0 May/2003

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

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

msel in distress, threatened by another male character. Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher", Charlotte Perkins "The Yellow Wallpaper", and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", all use ... the women are being surprised by the male character of the story.In Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," the story begins on one "...dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year...." (Po ...

(10 pages) 247 1 5.0 Oct/2003

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

Jewish observance of Shabbat.

make the start of Shabbat so much more than just a simple weekly family dinner.The first ritual to usher in Shabbat is the lighting of the Shabbat candles. It is very interesting that this is one of ... individual level, but more importantly is their meaning collectively. The rituals that are used to usher in Shabbat all contribute to the sanctity of Shabbat as this perfect island in time. With each ...

(5 pages) 59 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Religion/Christian Marriage: The Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, dicuss one family in the movie and relate it to christian marriage.

irthdays when he was a child. Every year, Gil's father would take him to a baseball game and pay an usher to keep him company while he leaves to attend some other business. This makes Gil feel that Fr ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Face of Evil

, terrifying acts of violence are pre-packaged and sold to us with our morning coffee. As we humbly usher our children out the door for school in the morning, we read in the paper that a local woman w ...

(6 pages) 53 0 0.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Edgar

Setting and Narrative Style in Pit and the Pendulum, House of Usher, Black Cat, and Cask of AmontilladoThe focus of this essay is the setting and narrative style ... ruelly angular" (63).Setting is also an important characteristic is Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher". The images he gives us such as how both the Usher family and the Usher mansion are crumbling ... the Gothic tale" (79). The whole setting in the story provides us with a feeling of melancholy. The Usher mansion appears vacant and barren. The same is true for the narrator. As we picture in our min ...

(5 pages) 53 0 5.0 Sep/2004

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

Compare and contrast the characters of Paul in 'Paul's Case' and the narrator of 'I'm a Fool'.

n character, Paul, is a high school student. He feels very frustrated with his life. He works as an usher at Carnegie Hall, but his father forbids him to work there. He eventually gets so fed up with ...

(7 pages) 53 3 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Construction of Shakespeare's Tragedies.

part shows the issue of the conflict in a Catastrophe.1. The main business of the Exposition is to usher us into the world of the characters, show us perhaps some of their personal traits and to leav ...

(7 pages) 29 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

What are the differences between the old Act regulating the supplying and selling of alcohol, providing entertainment and refreshments in the night.

nsultation the new Licensing Act finally received Royal Assent on 10th July 2003. This new act will usher in radical and controversial changes in the licensing laws.Outline the main provisions of the ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Macbeths paraphrased Solilquy

you in my head or are you tangible?Coming from my crazy head I see you still.As I now draw you, you usher me forwardsAnd what a fine daggerMy eyes are lying to me and my sensesBut I see you still.My b ...

(1 pages) 294 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Paul's Case

he normal, boring people he must face each day. Paul's one source of true joy is his position as an usher at Carnegie Hall, where he can enjoy not only the symphonies, but also the spectacle of "fine ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative Essay: The Fall Of The House Of Usher By: Edgar Allan Poe And The Yellow Wall-Paper By Mary Gilman

Comparative Essay: The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allan Poe and The Yellow Wall-Paper by Mary Gilman) Coming to terms with ones fears ... stant and ongoing struggle which people face all throughout their lives. This is something Roderick Usher and the wife in "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Yellow Wall Paper" could ... in "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Yellow Wall Paper" could not do. Roderick Usher was afraid the fall of the house of Usher was about to occur because he was the last remaining ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

American Culture

ivorce is quite the popular thing to do. Hip-hop music, that is something I have never seen before. Usher, I think that I have heard of him. I saw an advertisement for this CD. "You make me wanna leav ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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ence member enters the theatre, he is welcomed with refreshments and waits in the basement until an usher calls the audience to come upstairs to the main performance area. Since the tickets purchased ... and a white ceiling. The once empty room becomes filled with people waiting for the show to begin. Ushers remain in the room to guide the audience to move from one area to the next because the perfor ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Care Plan Essay

udgemental and they must be active listeners to develop a rapport and build trust with the patient (Usher, Foster & Luck 2009). Once all of the assessments listed below have been completed Sarah w ... 008, Clinical Nursing Skills - Basic to Advanced Skills, 7th edn, Pearson Education Inc, New Jersey.Usher, K, Foster, K & Luck, L 2009, 'The patient as person' in R Elder, K Evans, D Nizette (eds) ...

(9 pages) 163 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Atmosphere and Madness in Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' - 19th century American Literature essay

Atmosphere and Madness in Poe's The Fall of the House of UsherAtmosphere and madness are very important aspects in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Fall of ... e and madness are very important aspects in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher". They are strongly related to each other, as madness is triggered by the atmosphere suggested ... in the story. According to I. M. Walker, the tarn, the house and its surroundings lead to Roderick Usher's decay and the whole family's disintegration: ""The fall of the House of Usher" concerns the ...

(12 pages) 2 0 0.0 Apr/2012

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