Analysis Of ' The Tell Tale Heart ' Essay

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Dancing Within Sanity

Through the discourse of The Yellow Wallpaper and The Tell Tale Heart, both wrapped up and enclosed in the open space that entails its given genre, Gothic Literature. However, despite its given distinction of characters, settings, gender, and action, both are dually intertwined in regards to the nature each narrative and plot takes. The Tell-Tale Heart illustrates and manifests itself with a distinct narrator with a kind of “split nature”, a man who can perhaps be described as suffering from an intense form of paranoia, while the latter denoting an exacerbation of a mental condition and ultimately concluding with a paradoxical and freeing insanity, yet despite such unintended respite, both alike through the self acknowledgment and reflection of the darker and more macabre characteristics of the human condition and the individual. With such in mind, both The Tell-Tale Heart and The Yellow Wallpaper force us, the reader, despite any unwillingness, to wrestle with and bring to the surface our insanity and the dark that is within us. As Shakespeare illustrated in the commencement of his 3rd Sonnet, “Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest. Now is the time that face should form another, Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest, Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.”(Shakespeare 3) such introduction and word craftsmanship creates the visual parallel between both narratives and the reader, through the mentioning of a…

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