Unformatted text preview: It is an ambivalent feeling that he can not quite describe and is very like the “unheimlich” He describes it, “What was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the house of the Usher?” In high school, we studied this poem and the main focus of our analysis was the metaphor of the house symbolizing Usher’s mental condition. The house falling down was like Usher’s mind falling down. If you stretch, it is similar to the Freudian perspective of the “castration anxiety” and Usher fears his sister for this reason too....
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- Spring '07
- Literary Theory, Edgar Allan Poe, Usher