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The Fall of the House of Usher

Summary: Edgar Allan Poe has left his readers with many questions concerning his short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher." Madeline's return can be understood in many different ways.
Who Was Madeline?

In the story "The Fall of the House of Usher" Usher's sister, Madeline was extremely ill with a mysterious disease, for a very long time. Once Usher thought that she was dead he buried her in a vault in his house. Madeline was buried alive, so after several days she returned and killed Usher. When she came back was Madeline a ghost that appeared and wanted her revenge? Or did Madeline survive being in the vault and escape from it alive? Did the narrator imagine everything and was Madeline just a hallucination? Many literary experts have proposed these and other ideas that could explain in what form the author, Edgar Allan Poe wanted Madeline to be in his writing. Edgar Allan Poe was a mysterious, gothic writer and his writings can be interpreted in many different ways; one example of...

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