Summary Of Tell Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, critic and editor. His best work comes from his short stories and poems which made people around the world read his works. One of his best written novels is called “Tell tale heart” and is about a man whom was irritated by a old man’s eye. The man could not bare seeing the old man with his “evil eye”, and therefore thought that the only way of getting rid of it was to kill the old man. When the police later on came to investigate what has happened, the man hears the sound of a beating heart which gets louder in his head for every minute that passes by. The novel continues to explain how he felt, were he in the end admits to the police that he killed the old man. In the beginning of the novel, the…show more content…
Because it changes the outcome of the story in a drastic way. If the old man were not to be killed the story would end in a completely different way. Maybe the old man would after a few more nights understand that someone watched him as he slept? Although the killing of the old man is considered the climax of the story, there were no other exciting way that the story could have ended if you consider a reasonable ending which is associated with the beginning of the story. In the beginning the man is trying to convince himself that he is not mad for killing the old man. Therefor the logical end of the story should, sad enough, end with the man killing the old man. On the other hand the author (Poe) should have a big eloge for making the climax a very interesting and hm part, as the reader already knew in many ways what was about to happen. The part of the climax is written with quite short sentences were every sentence are explained very distinctly. As a reader I almost felt that I was there besides the man as I saw everything happen. This creates in many ways suspense as the story is written in a great way. Had it not been to the great way of writing, it would not matter if the storyline in for example the climax point had a great story…show more content…
He had a feeling that bothered him and he felt a concern that led him to believe that all he could do was to kill the old man. Later on after he killed the man, his own guilt over what he did is in many ways projected into the dead man 's heart. In that way we can understand the man 's guilty feelings of what he did. I think the message Edgar Allan Poe himself tried to get to us was that our feelings that we are having is not always positive. They could be harmful to them in our surroundings or for ourselves. No matter how passionate we are or how right we think we are, the fact that we are so passionate can lead to that we can not distinguish between right or wrong. This can in many ways be considered as an negative attribute. The eye was just an physical example of our feelings for somethings. It shows us that we are ready to go far just to fulfill our passion. Indeed you can not call killing a man a passion, but I see some similarities as in how the urge of fulfilling our feelings makes us do certain things. Sometimes we let our feelings guide us between right or wrong, and as I said before what we feel is not always the right choice. Instead the sense should have the power which controls our feelings through the
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