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Essay # 3 - Patino 1 Professor Smith English 110 6 March...

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Patino 1 Professor Smith English 110 6 March 2008 Cause and Effect in “The Fall of the House of Usher” Character double is one of the most intriguing phenomena portrayed in Edgar Allan Poe’s literary works. In his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe uses character double to portray the relationship between Roderick and Madeline. Furthermore, he uses the concept of body and soul and associates it with Roderick and Madeline respectively. Hence, both these characters are so strongly connected, like body and soul, that it results in both of them having the same things happen to them at the same time. Throughout the story Poe shows the close connection between Madeline and Roderick on several occasions. One of the most important things that connect both of them is that they both belong to the same family. In his criticism of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” John H. Timmerman mentions: “Their genesis, as fraternal twins, is unified--a perfectly mirrored
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