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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 Ushers mental condition. The house falling down was like Ushers 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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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 2010 taught by Professor Winokur during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.
- Spring '07
- Literary Theory