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Identify the main conflict from "the fall from the house of usher " and show what it reveals about the story's protagonist .

I have studied this story and I'm not able to find one main conflict, I have found a couple but none add up to the point of what it reveals about the story's protagonist , I feel the protagonist is the narrator but I could be wrong because it could be Roderick, please help me :) thanks

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  1. You have two questions here. First, who is the protagonist? Since the protagonist is the main character, it's not the narrator telling the story. It's the person whose story is being told: Roderick.

    As to the main conflict, I suppose different readers might define it differently. Roderick is consumed by the fact that he and his sister are the last descendants of a distinguished family, the house of Usher. She is dying, which will leave him alone in that dank and dark old, moldy house (the remnant of his family and ancestors). That is the conflict or problem that Roderick is dealing with. The house represents the family. Once his sister is dead, Roderick dies, too, and thus, the fall of the House of Usher. Roderick dreads this conclusion to his and his family's life. That seems, to me, to be the conflict. It's within Roderick's mind, not a shoot out at the OK Corral or some such thing, but within himself. It's really a psychological thriller. Do you agree? Or do you see another way to "see" it?

    You have to decide for yourself. There may be no "right" answer, but I assume your teacher has one in mind. Review whatever hints have been given by your teacher or your text materials, and do your best.

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