Dark Romanticism In Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart
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 …show more content…
Poe’s imaginative writing in “The Tell-Tale Heart” provides the readers an explicit image of how the narrator exterminates the old man with intense usages of descriptive words. The words allow the readers to comprehend the tremendous hatred that the narrator has to eliminate the old man, which includes the “evil eye”, in order to stop the psychological torment that the narrator endures. However, there is a deeper interpretation of the narrator’s murderous act based on Robinson’s analysis. In E. Arthur Robinson’s “Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ ” article, he analyzes Poe’s intention of having the narrator murders the old man as an act of self-elimination. In the following quote, Robison describes how the narrator’s act of killing the old man represents