The author does not give the name to the narrator showing that it is not important for readers. Such anonymity illustrates that the story itself is more significant than the narrator. The only thing that we know is that the narrator is an old school friend of Roderick Usher. When the narrator visits the house, he notices its isolation, darkness, and gloominess. He does not communicate with Madeline because it is the sister-brother relation that is more significant to observe. The narrator’s aim is to tell the story without provoking any extra changes in it.
Narrator in the Essays