There is no question that the home is a reflection of the life choices, and lifestyles, of its occupants. A home where dread, disease, and death are all over the place cannot reflect anything other than similarly negative visuals. It is no surprise, then, that the House of Usher looks the way that it looks.
The House of Usher is aging fast and excessively, just like Usher, its master. Moreover, it is deteriorating and being consumed by opportunistic fungi the same way that unfortunate circumstances and genetic deficiencies are finishing off the Usher clan.
Its principal feature seemed to be that of an excessive antiquity. The discoloration of ages had been great. Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves.
The house seems to be rotting and cracking and may be on the brink of collapsing:
The eye of a scrutinizing observer might have discovered a barely perceptible fissure, which, extending from the roof of the building in front, made its...
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