Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe - the Tell-Tale Heart

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Analytical Essay of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart
This Edgar Allan Poe’s short story indicates the narrator as the prime character in this story, who describes himself as a sane man, as he expresses in the first sentence, yet he shows a horrifying thing as a proof. Poe presents this story with its frightening atmosphere, full of contradiction and symbolism, so it causes us to be more accurate in interpreting every single part of the story. It tends to demand us, as the reader, to be more imaginative. Some of the plot is revealed by less conversation, rather revealed by some motion or setting; heart beat, darkness, shriek, chuckles, and many more. The main character here, an unnamed narrator, is the one who suffers kind of
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So you see he would have been a very profound old man, indeed, to suspect that every night, just at twelve, I looked in upon him while he slept. This seems a paranoia study knotted in this story, which generally connected with some tale of a cold-blood murder, psychopath, madness, mistery, or what is related to mental detriment narrative; such as Poe’s The Black Cat, Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, etc. Another contradiction is apparent in this story, when the narrator tells the chronology of the murder, when he is failed to have the old man alive and separated from his evil eye, but rather have it killed and come to the end of the old man’s life. It is such an insensibility that he doesn’t comprehend about his deed, which eventually can push the old man to end his life. It is a paradoxal action, not contributes to his daclaration as he claims that he loves the old man. It reminds us to some occurrence happens in the real life that sometimes we could vex somebody we love by loving them in some wrong manners. That’s just equivalent to some teenagers love-life, for instance, a boy wanting a girl remains in his life, sticks her life with him, by such a deviate way, losing her virginity. It is indeed about keeping someone in his life but in manner that is as scary as what is done by the narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart,


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