The Tell-Tale Heart

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Could you imagine being able to hear other people beating hearts while they are alive, or even after they are dead? In the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe the crazed protagonist goes a very calm outer state but slowly over the story he starts to break down on the inside. With having all of this conflict between himself and the old man's vulture eye it creates this store perfectly to be viewed in a psychoanalytic lens.
The preferable audience for this story is readers who like a story where a mentally chaotic being who slowly starts to unveil his plan and just after he thinks that he is fine and he will not get caught it when he has his greatest moment of distress. After the story you start to get a different perspective in his
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Through this the reader starts to get an understanding of what his problem is in thinking that he will greatly benefit from getting rid of the eye.”I Think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!He had they eye of a vulture- a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees- very gradually- I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.”(p 19 -26 ) This part of the story starts to show the motive of the man to get ride of his veil eye because he thinks it is evil. The story starts to now shift into a creepy murder type story.”Now this is the point. You fancy me mad.Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded- with what caution - with what foresight- with what dissimulation I went to work! I was never kinder to the old man that during the whole thing before I killed him. And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it- ah, so gently!”(P 27-35 ) Again the protagonist shows great excitement in his talk that he performed and how well his did it all when he says all of this he is in the same mindset as he was when he killed the man and when he planned it out in this text he is showing more …show more content…
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.”(P 6-11 ) In this exert he is telling us all the crazy things he can do but once he wants to get his point across then he is calm and tries to play it off by being completely calm and directing it to the reader. Throughout the story whenever the man did something that he thought was brilliant he directs it towards the reader and is then in a very calm and collective

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