The Tell-Tale Heart

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Character Analysis “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. This is a very tension filled story about a man that lives with an old man. The old man makes him very uncomfortable. He doesn’t dislike the old man at all, but he can’t stand his eye that, “resembled that of a vulture,” (Poe 1). The eye made him so uncomfortable that he decided that he would kill the old man. In this story, the man is insane and unreliable. One event from the story that proves this is when he tries to convince us that he is sane. It is evident from the beginning of the story that he is mad. A sane person would not have to convince someone that they are in their right mind by saying

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