The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

966 Words Dec 9th, 2016 4 Pages
“The Tell-tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic example of a horror story. It contains suspense, organization, subjects (a man who is mentally unstable), and a great suspenseful plot with an powerful climax. Although being a great horror story everyone should experience, some people question if it 's appropriate for our age group. I think young people should experience the thrill of horror. If you look past the characters and their fulfilling desires that aren 't always good, there are important morals behind these stories, and “The Tell-tale Heart” is a classical example. After reading “The Tell-tale Heart”during our English class, my peers and I concluded that the moral of the story is that the truth will always come with your actions. With the help of our teacher, we broke down the story piece by piece and tried to get an overall understanding of the story. We started by discussing if the narrator was trustworthy. After reading the first paragraph we said he wasn 't. The narrator starts out saying, “ True-nervous- very, very dreadfully never vows I had been and am!but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken!and observe how healthily-how calmly I can tell you the whole story.” The narrator gave readers a strong understanding that he is not trustworthy. Then after going over some aspects…

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