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    The Persistence of Memory and "The Tell-Tale Heart" also incorporates the motif of death in both their works that help to exemplify the concept of Surrealism and the unconscious mind. In "The Tell-Tale Heart", the story illustrates the absurd murder of the old man. The narrator tries to justify why he killed the old man by stating, "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" (Poe 18). Although the narrator was frightened by the eye of the old man, his reasoning is ill-justified, and therefore the murder of the old man shows his depraved mind and paranoia to kill the old man. Therefore, this directly connects…

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    "It's true! Yes, I have been ill, very ill. But why do you say that I have lost control of my mind, why do you say that I am mad?" Edgar Allan Poe is a famous writer know for his various literary techniques such as setting, imagery, tone, and suspense to create a particular mood in his stories. This essay will be an evaluation of the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. To begin, "The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most prominent poems. I find "The Tell-Tale Heart"…

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    The Psychoanalysis of the Narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” The short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe is a brutal murder story where the narrator is telling his story of how he kills an old man that he loves because of his “Evil eye.” The narrator has an evil obsession with the Old Man’s “eye of a vulture.” The narrator explains his hatred for the Old Man’s eye, and he tried to justify his reasoning to kill the Old Man. There are many theories to the factors behind the narrator’s…

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    The book The Tell-Tale Heart is about a mad man that kills the old man that he loves because of his fear of the old man´s eye. While being overcome with guilt he confesses because of his own beating heart. ¨The Tell-Tale Heart¨uses specific details to show us the meaning and claim. I think ¨The Tell-Tale Heart¨ original is better because it has more sensory details and shows more suspense. I think the original book ¨The Tell-Tale Heart” is better by it having more sensory details. Throughout…

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    The video that was the best representation of the story was the animated video of “The Tell Tale Heart”. The reason why I chose this one is because it was more horrific and wasn't as boring. It also made it seem like he was actually telling but also doing it all at once. The animated film was also better because in the other movie there was a light switch. This one, it was all closer to being right than the live action was. The animated film had the lantern and the old mans eye was blue like in…

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    Poe uses dramatic imagery to create a violent picture in his reader's mind. In the short story“The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe uses imagery to describe the narrator’s descent into insanity. An example of this would be “ He had the eye of a vulture- a pale blue eye, with film over it”. The author uses this quote to express the hysteria of the narrator. The reader can see that the man has begun to lose control of his sanity. This realization begins to draw the man into a violent rage. Poe also uses…

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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…

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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…

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    Confession of a Remorseful Murderer Psychology has developed our understanding of human behavior, not just in reality, but also in works of fiction. In the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, in first person, the un-named narrator/protagonist has been trying to convince whoever is listening to him that he is not crazy. He openly admits a crime he had committed; murdering an elderly man that lived with him over something that was not the elderly man's fault. Stating that the…

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    The thing that caught my eye the most in The Tell-Tale Heart is the constant use of repetition of adverbs and adjectives to not only intensify the occurrence but to place and draw the reader deeper in the mad mind of the narrator. The narrator is carefully planning the murder of the old man that he felt had an evil eye, the reality of the eye being evil and being the eye of vulture is not the focus of the story, we follow the narrator's logic and perception. The reader is made aware of the…

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