The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

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What are the fairy tale elements in "The Fall of the House of Usher"?

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Well, there are certainly lots of elements in this classic Gothic story that are reminiscent of a fairy tale or a ghost story. You might want to consider the isolated location of the House of Usher, which of course adds a psychological component to the experience of the narrator as he is away from civilised society. Added to this, consider the way in which both Roderick and his twin sister Madeline are described as being half-dead and half-alive. The narrator...

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