he has come to the house because his friend roderick sent him a letter earnestly requesting his company. roderick wrote that he was feeling physically and emotionally ill, so the narrator is rushing to his assistance. the narrator mentions that the usher family, though an ancient clan, has never flourished.
sitting near the front of the classroom facilitates interaction with the professor.
according to the different types of classroom seating arrangements, using the traditional lecture setup (students in rows) commonly used in colleges and universities, the highest communication interactions between students and professors occurs with the ones that are in the first line of seats. students in back rows are more likely to be distracted with other stuff.