Edgar Allan Poe And The Tell Tale Heart Essay

1582 Words Dec 17th, 2014 7 Pages
Edgar Allan Poe was a famous author who wrote many stories and poems. Some people may believe his stories to be disturbing and only about death. However, Poe’s stories had much more to them than just death. Poe wrote stories and in order to really figure out what Poe was trying to get across you had to pick apart his stories. One story that has a lot of meaning is The Tell-Tale Heart. This was a story written about conscience. Poe’s conscience took over his actions and he couldn’t shake it off. This story is an example of how many people blame others for the way they feel however, in this story it is proven that the only person that controls your feelings is yourself. Edgar Allan Poe learned that the hard way after he murdered a man and turned himself in. Edgar Allan Poe says “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but, once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He has never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye!” (691). This quote is saying that seeing the man frightens and disturbs Poe, however, he believes it to just be his eye. Later in the story he does a good job at really showing that it wasn’t the man who frightened him, it was himself. Poe was the one that thought it so much, that he convinced himself the man’s eye was what he was scared of. Poe writes “Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so, by…

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