Guest Post: Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher Examined by Ren Zelen
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / March 2, 2020

Central to this story is that fact that Roderick and the Lady Madeline are twins, this suggests that when he buries her, he hopes that death will somehow separate them. However, this act of division between the living and the dead merely culminates in the Fall of the House of Usher. When Roderick tries to rid himself of his twin half, he is, in effect, signing his own death warrant. 

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