Analysis Of Poe 's ' The Tell Tale Heart ' Essay
VII. Topic Sentence: - The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” resolves to eliminate the old man as it is indicative of revenge to stop the unconscious torment of the narrator’s unstable mind.
A. Through the sensational and precise details of the narrator’s motive, the immense obsession with the old man’s eye causes the narrator to strategize a plan of eliminating the old man. The narrator’s customary strategy of killing is vividly portrayed with realistic and sensational details that it provides realism to the readers’ mind. In the following quote, the narrator ruthlessly suffocates the old man to death.
B. The narrator states, “With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. He shrieked once-once only. In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him” (Poe 1247)
C. With the intense uses of words such as “leaped,” “dragged”, and “pulled,”…