The Tell-Tale Heart

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    Edgar Allan Poe knew he was going to create a suspenseful tale when he wrote this story. “The Tale-Tell Heart” keeps you in suspense throughout the whole story. The man should be put in prison for murder. The old man didn’t do anything to him. So, the man had a giant eye; that shouldn’t bother him. He says “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” He is going to take the old man’s life because he is scared of the eye. Doesn’t that sound a…

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    The ideas and subjects expressed in Edgar Allan Poe’s works are a reflection of his life and times. Poe, the widely known author of “Annabel Lee,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Raven” married his wife Virginia in 1836 (Poe/Bio 1). He loved her very much, and it is said that he based some of his stories on their affection (Poe/Bio). Sadly, his wife died in 1847 of tuberculosis, and “Poe became increasingly depressed and erratic” though he still continued writing (Britannica 1). Many considered…

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    He was on the floor when I entered her room, and I could tell from Brittney’s expression that he wasn’t just napping. We had had Bolt since before we drifted apart, and both of us have individually grown attached to him. Our parents came up, and saw Bolt. They ran over, and noticed a large lump near his brain. They immediately rushed him to the veterinarian. After the doctor was finished examining our dog, she came out and spoke to us. “I’m so sorry for you,” she began. “Bolt has a severe form…

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    one of the biggest. In books it can take hours to build up suspense and the author can use great depth and detail to explain a situation. While in a play they have a limited amount of time to build suspense and give detail. In the story “The Tell Tale Heart” the author added suspense by having the main character slowly open the door and slowly put his head in and stand for hours watching the old man. In the play the composer did not have time to wait for hours so there was minimal time for them…

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    lack of awareness towards an illness. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is believed to suffer from anosognosia. Edgar Allan Poe allows his readers to examine the characters with his use of an unreliable narrator, the theme of the story, and his unique approach on the lack of character development. Poe’s short story begins with a conversation, and it persuades the reader to continue with the tale. Although, the explanation towards the narrator’s sanity is…

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    The story I chose to read and write my analysis on is Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” written in 1843. The setting of the story takes place in an old fashioned house, primarily in a bedroom, where two individuals reside. One of them is the unnamed protagonist; a self-proclaimed care taker. The other, an old man, is the antagonist who has a diseased eye. The care-taker of the old man characterizes itself not as a mad-man, but as a man whose disease “sharpened [his] senses”…

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    's “The Fall of the House of Usher”. Using a narrator to provide an account through a first person perspective, Poe tells a story of two friends whose sanity becomes exceedingly more questionable as the story continues. An unnamed narrator is visiting a friend, Roderick Usher, who summoned him to his home. Usher is in failing health and has requested help from the narrator. As he tells the story, Poe creates a sense of fear and uneasiness through his descriptions of the home, Usher’s behavior,…

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    One’s recollection of past events has a drastic impact on their narration. Multiple factors may affect one’s recollection, and consequently the credibility of their narration. Edgar Allen Poe was a writer, innovator, essayist and literary critic. He is attributed as the developer of short stories due to his many famous publications. In Poe’s short stories, the narration is in the first person. While this adds an interesting perspective, one cannot always trust the narrator’s recollection. Poe…

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    Among the most universal and powerful images in literature is the motif of the eye. Spanning from religious texts and mythology to Vonnegut and Hemingway, the eye fascinates writers because of its complexity and mystery. The eye has the powerfully unique ability to represent the bridge between mind and body. Indra Sinha makes use of this motif in his book Animal’s People in order to intensify the importance of personal perspective in understanding the world and to explain the relationship the…

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    to help her people. Without the knowledge of race, she won’t be as affected by the racism and will be able to overcome such obstacles more easily. Margaret is only conditioned in a more direct way. Her adoptive guardian, also by the name Margaret, tells her that she will help her people: “There was nothing she could ask for, only take what was given, aware that she was there for a special purpose because now and then the woman would say: ‘One day, you will help your people.’ It was never said as…

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