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"The Fall Of The House Of Usher"

"The Raven"

By Mehak Abdul RehmanPublished 6 months ago 3 min read

Six members of my family lived in a tiny apartment when I was about 10 years old. Two rooms higher up and afterward the lounge. I would sleep downstairs when I was sick of my siblings. One night I'm lying on the love seat confronting the front entryway and watching the sky through the window by the entryway when a face appears in the window enlightened by a lighter. The face vanishes once I freeze. I'm relieved, thinking maybe it was our druggie neighbors checking to see if my parents are still awake. when it comes back. I try to scream, but no sound came out of my mouth, I hope. The individual then, at that point, breaks down the entryway and strolls into the room, he sees me, grins, and goes towards the kitchen. My father makes it down the stairs as he sees the man leave the kitchen carrying a knife. To this day, I still have trouble sleeping on couches.

Transformation is a big part of scary stories' attempts to scare the reader and change their emotions by changing the story from normal to unusual. Transformation is one of the author's various methods for accomplishing this. A story without transformation would be less frightening, and the reader would quickly lose interest. If you want to keep the reader's interest and grab their attention, transformation is essential.

A stranger who claims to have previously resided in a family's home pays them a visit in "Where is Here?" The father and mother let the stranger look around the house to remember. The parents become extremely anxious and worried as soon as the stranger begins to act very strangely toward them. According to it, ̈The father and mother were confused by these abnormal words and scarcely knew how to respond.¨ (Where is Here, section 18). The outsider went from acting ordinary to acting exceptionally odd, it made the guardians inquisitive and restless. It makes perusers dread that the outsider is anticipating something that can seriously endanger the family as well as the outsider isn't who he says he is. The reader is on the edge of their seat waiting for the stranger to make an unusual move as the behavior of the stranger changes. Another illustration of this is found in "The Fall of the House of Usher," in which the owner's mental and physical state influences the house's transformation over time. According to the Fall of the House of Usher, paragraph 5, "Perhaps the eye of a scrutinizing observer might have discovered a barely perceptible fissure, which, extending from the roof of the building in front, made its way down the wall in a zigzag direction, until it became lost in the sullen waters of the tarn." The house follows Usher's weakening, and the wall cracks more and more. The house collapses when Usher passes away. Because of this, the reader experiences fear and is led to believe that the house is not typical and is somewhat "alive" because it follows its owner. The reader is kept on the edge of their seat throughout the narrative as they wait for the house to collapse or for the fissure to widen further.

The narrator of "The Raven," for instance, is grieving the loss of his lover Lenore. He must now adjust to living without her, which he does not want to do despite being forced to. (The Raven, paragraph 1) "From my books, surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore." "For the rate and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore—nameless here for ever." The narrator's loss of Lenore was a big change because she was someone he loved very much. This makes the reader feel for the narrator. Things don't feel the same after the change in the narrator's life, which was the death of a loved one, and he will always mourn his loss.


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Mehak Abdul Rehman

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