Immediately he comes across as being mad and crazed.He claims that a disease has 'sharpened his senses' and made him healthy.
In the matter of Rodderick Usher, however, I can't give as much praise to the 1980s chains-rattling-for-sound-effects work.
To Master Usher's sanity, it would have, again in my opinion, been better to leave him under the conviction of certain superstition and madness as written by Poe.
Poe uses immensely depressing sentences to show this.
The narrator who is a friend of the diseased Roderick Usher states, 'insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit' when he sights the house, this suggests to the reader that this house has a paranormal atmosphere to it to be able to cause such an effect on anyone who looked at it. Conclusion To the modern reader this comes as little surprise, almost foreseeable and maybe too clich�d.
Then he loses control completely and 'admits the deed' bringing the story to an abrupt conclusion, leaving the reader to imagine what the police might do with him.
In 'The Fall of the House of Usher', the reader is instantly met by a bleak, sepulchral and dismal atmosphere.
Overall I believe that Poe was a successful gothic writer as he has used clever description to create the atmosphere he wants and to form a picture of the abnormal characters he uses in the two short stories.
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Both 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher' have quite simple storylines.
Poe creates tension and suspense in both stories formulating a sinister and ominous atmosphere, which may appeal to the modern reader as it fits in more closely with the orthodox modern day horror genre.