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How does it matter that Roderick and Madeline are brother and sister in "The Fall of the House of Usher"? "The Fall of The House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.

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The major reason that it matters that Roderick and Madeline are brother and sister stems from the fact that they are twins.  Just as the lake that surrounds the Usher mansion reflects the mansion's image, this symbolism transfers...

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