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Split Personalities in "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Summary: Many of Edgar Allan Poe's works have a character with a split personality. In "The Fall of the House of Usher," it's Roderick who experiences a split personality with his twin sister, who is probably a figment of Roderick's disordered imagination.
Edgar Allan Poe was nothing short of a typical American writer. Many of his short stories present as if a mirror reflection of his own life: obstacles, miseries and anguish that his life was `peppered with'. Poe did not get on well with the society. He indulged in drinking to excess and gambling which was regarded as immoral at that time. Most importantly, he married an underage girl who was his cousin. This step made the pendulum swing. He became an outcast and by many of his contemporaries was perceived as a madman. Though the writer insisted on denying any connection between the events and problems from his life and the ones presented in his works, some literary critics claim that the allusions are very conspicuous.

The majority of his stories are based on the same recurrent motifs such as...

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