Response Paper: Bailey, J.O. "What Happens in "The Fall of the House of Usher"?" American Literature 35.4 (1964): 445-66. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 March. 2016.

Baker M. Bani-Khair

Abstract


 J. O. Bailey in "What Happens in "The Fall of the House of Usher"?" (1964) explains the possibilities of reading The Fall of the House of Usher  from different angles and perspectives. It tackles the way the story is presented to the reader and the approaches Poe uses towards the psychological as well as the gothic perspectives of fear. The author’s pivotal point in the article focuses on the main characters of the story such as Roderick, Madeline and the narrator's inwardly and outwardly sense of terror, fear, and haunting. He explains that each one of these characters represents different possibilities, and, therefore, requires approaching the text from multifarious perspectives, such as going back to Poe’s autobiographical life and the history of his education, and the knowledge that Poe was exposed to during his life time.


Keywords


response paper, reflection, reaction

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Bailey, J.O. (1964). What Happens in “The Fall of the House of Usher?”. American Literature, 35(4), 445-66. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 March. 2016.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.5n.4p.228

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