Autobiographical Connections 12-10

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Trevor Grabhorn 12-15-10 Period 3 Poe’s Autobiographical Connections Edgar Allen Poe’s life was a downward spiral from the beginning, first with his obscure confusion of life and death, then his early education in a grave yard, and finally the way his life just completely fell apart; all these events correlate to his famous work: The Fall of the House of Usher . From the early days of Poe’s life, little Edgar watched his beautiful mother die everyday while she acted as Juliet in Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet.” Likewise, in the House of Usher , Roderick Usher believes that his twin sister is dead of a disease, but usher incessantly buried his sister alive. When the narrator asks him about the screams Usher says, “’Not hear it?-yes, I hear it, and have heard it. Long- long-long-many minutes, many hours, many days, have I heard it-yet I dared not-oh, pity me, miserable wretch that I am!-I dared not-I dared not speak! We have put her living in the tomb!’” This confusion of death probably attributed to his unusual perception of
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