StudentFirstName StudentLastName Professor FirstName LastName English 123 19 April 2011 Perspectives on Selected Works of Edgar Allen Poe The works The Black Cat and The Fall of the House of Usher evidence critical writing which elucidates a popular 19th century topic of analysis and dialogue: insanity. The Fall of the House of Usher starts out on an ominous note with the narrator stating that he was "forced to fall back upon the unsatisfactory conclusion that while, beyond doubt, there are combinations of very simple natural objects which have the power of thus affecting us, still the analysis of this power lies among considerations beyond our depth" (The Fall 2). During that time period, there was an enormous swath of society which...The end:
.....nd is manifested in acts of violence or in visual hallucinations. The common theme is that states of mind which are regarded as different than normal or standard will forever be maligned. Works Cited Bassiouni , M. Cherif . "Terrorism: the persistent dilemma of legitimacy." Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 36.2-3 (2004): 299-306. Academic OneFile . Web. 19 Apr. 2011. Firenze, Paul. “Spirit Photography.” Skeptic 11.2 (2004): 70-78. Academic OneFile . Web. 19 Apr. 2011. Poe, Edgar. The Black Cat. ibiblio.org. iblio , n.d . Web. 19 Apr. 2011. ---. The Fall of the House of Usher. London: Walter Scott, 1889. Print. Pratt, Mary. “Steering Clear of Scandal.” Computerworld, 43.26 (2009): 22-26. Academic OneFile . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.