Dustin Paluch Poe&Lovecraft

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Dustin Paluch Professor Schwartz FSP 101-13 3 September 2009 The Unknown When readers first examine the literary works by Edgar Allen Poe and H. P. Lovecraft the reader will observe the unique style of writing these two authors have. Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and Lovecraft’s The Call of the Cthulhu both have two key concepts in common. In both short stories by Poe and Lovecraft, the reader will notice a connection between the living and the dead. In Poe’s literary short story, the key connection is between Madeline, Usher, and the house they reside in. The story opens to a desolate, crumbling, vine covered brick house; but yet as the bricks themselves are falling apart, the house itself is sustained in near mint- condition. At that point in time, both Madeline and Usher are alive and well, for the most part. But as the end nears and Madeline and Usher both perish, the house splits in pieces and falls to the ground. This comparison between the living and the dead is also prevalent in Lovecraft’s
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