Essays on Ligeia

There is need to assess Poe’s spatial theory if one needs to understand The House of Usher deeply. Secondly, when dealing with fiction, there are often a number of emphases that should be given consideration. These include characters, style, plot, setting and theme among others. This analysis is interested in how the author develops characters. One can describe Madeline and Usher as incomprehensible however, this is a plot to create hidden sins by Madeline and Usher. It reads, «…finds no clue to social context in which the Usher family suffers its fall» (261). This is a presentation of two characters giving their readers a chance to comprehend their hidden motivations. On plot, it is possible to argue that Poe is interested in contradicting earlier short stories since he keeps deemphasizing incidents and plot emphasizing the style instead. Unfortunately, this is not conceptualized succinctly since Usher is interested in description at the expense of style and images instead of incidents. These make the incidents the author is making get lost in the descriptive passage. A good example is the death of Madeline which has been given only thirteen lines; something fewer that what Roderick’s room receives. This is not an insinuation that that the Poe did not create incidences but an emphasis that incidences are not as important as images upon which the effects of the whole work is based.

Analysis of the article: The Self-Consuming Narrator in Poe’s «Ligeia» and «Usher» Whenever analyzing the works of Ronald Bieganowski it is necessary to raise some questions regarding the central point the author tries to convey. The questions such as “What argument does it make?” should, in my view, be addressed