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1 Ashley Fuller Tiffany Showerman KC Cataldi Jonathan Hardesty Byron Keck

2  Summary  Themes  Connection between books  Significance  Conclusion

3  Players:  Investigators of moral climate  Dismantlers  Political friends  House of Usher  murder

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5  Censorship  Death  Literal  Metaphorical ▪ Death is like the censorship of ideas  Idea of murdering fantasy  censorship  Fantasy and dark humor  Quoting Poe and the Grimm brothers

6 “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER”  Characterization of the house  It disappears at the end “THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO”  Stendahl takes Garrett down into the cellar  “Ignorance is fatal”  Locks him in an alcove

7  Technology and creativity is used to kill science  Investigator of moral climates control literature  “All the beautiful literary lies and flights of fancy must be shot in mid-air.”  Politics  “…with a screw tightened here and bolt fastened there, a push a pull a yank, art and literature were like a great twine of taffy strung about.”

8  Communism  censorship  Poe’s “House of Usher”  “The House of Usher is open for business.”  Society for the prevention of fantasy  Science is taking over literature  “What eminent sociologist! What clever psychologists! What tremendously important politicians, bacteriologists, and neurologists!”

9  Dismantlers  Irony of the story against technology and science  “My lord, you have an imagination, haven’t you?”

10  Murder of fantasy  censorship  Science taking over literature  Literature destroys science  creativity  “The Fall of the House of Usher”  “The Cask of Amontillado”


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