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The Fall of the House of Usher and The Yellow Wallpaper
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(Usher) Why has the narrator gone to visit Usher?
Usher is his childhood friend who has a mental illness and wants the narrators company for some time.
(Usher) What relationship do Madeline Usher and Roderick Usher share?
(TYW) Why is the narrator relieved that she is living in the room with the yellow wallpaper?
Because at least her child doesn't have to live there.
(TYW) Which two members of the narrators family are accomplished doctors?
Her husband and brother.
(Usher) What are the possible factors that could've contributed to Roderick's death?
-The storm outside the house
-The shock of his sister being alive
-The comotion caused that gave Roderick various sensory inputs.
(TYW) From where did the narrator watch the women?
She watched the woman from her window, in the garden outside.
(Usher) What was the legend written on the wall, on a shield of shining brass?
Who entereth herein, a conqueror hath bin;
Who slayeth the dragon, the shield he shall win.
(Usher) Name five of the books the narrator read out to Roderick.
"Ververt et Chartreuse" of Gresset;
the "Belphegor" of Machiavelli
the "Heaven and Hell" of Swedenborg;
the "Subterranean Voyage of Nicholas Klimm" by Holberg;
the "Chiromancy" of Robert Flud, of Jean D'Indaginé, and of De la Chambre;
the "Journey into the Blue Distance" of Tieck;
and the "City of the Sun" of Campanella.
(Usher) How did the narrator know Roderick Usher?
Roderick was his childhood friend.
(Usher) What kind of a bond were the twins entangled in?
They shared some sort of supernatural, probably extrasensory, bond.
(Usher) How does the narrator describe the estate?
the estate was described as :"English places that you read about."
(Usher) What instrument does the usher play?
(TYW) When does the narrator usually sleep?
During the day.
(Usher) Who dies in the end and who kills him/her?
In the end, Roderick Usher is killed by Madeleine Usher.
(TYW) Who is "Jane" as said by the narrator in the end?
Jane is most probably John's sister Jennie.
(TYW) How does the narrator transform throughout the poem?
She goes from a grieving yet mentally stable woman, to a mentally unstable woman.
(TYW) What holiday do John and his wife celebrate with relatives?
The 4th of July - America's Independence Day
(TYW) What is the narrator suffering from?
(TYW) What can the narrator see behind the yellow wall?
A lady trapped, trying to escape as if clinging bars.
(TYW) Why does the narrator try so frantically to get rid of the wallpaper in the end? Give two reasons.
1. She suspects that her family know she "crept" around the house and thus was going mad.
2. She desperately wants to free the trapped woman.
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