The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

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What characterizes the attitude of the servants and the doctor family of the house of Usher?

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As far as I can determine, the only servants mentioned are the "servant in waiting" who takes the narrator’s horse and the valet, a man with a "stealthy step," who shows the narrator in and leads him to Roderick Usher . Other servants probably do reside at the Usher estate, but are never mentioned. The fact that they are practically non-existent in the tale except to mention their quietness and functionality may show that they are distant from the Usher family and avoid contact with the Ushers beyond the...

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