Symbolism: A “tarn” encircling the Mansion and Reflecting Its Image:
Madeline as the twin of Roderick, reflecting his image and personality.
The desire of the Ushers to isolate themselves from the outside world.
The Bridge Over the Tarn:
The narrator as Roderick Usher’s only link to the outside world.
The name Usher:
An usher is a doorkeeper. In this sense, Roderick Usher opens the door to a frightening world for the narrator.
The turbulent emotions experienced by the characters.
The Collapsing Mansion:
Fall of the Usher family.
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER QUIZ 1. MENTION SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF GOTHIC FICTION. 2. WHEN WAS “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER” FIRST PUBLISED ?3. HOW DO USHER AND THE NARRATOR KNOW ONE ANOTHER?4. DESCRIBE MADELINE’S MYSTERIOUS DISEASE.
5. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BOOK THE NARRATOR READS TO USHER?6. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BOOK’S PROTAGONIST?7. RELATES THE END OF THE STORY.8. ACCORDING TO THE SYMBOLISM OF THE STORY , WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE NAME “ USHER”?