Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe is widely known as a 19th century leading writers of the short story. He is also greatly known to be the founder of today’s modern detective and horror stories. Poe’s most famous work The Tell-Tale Heart is regarded as both a horror story and a psychological thriller. It discusses the story of a murder who is clearly insane yet tries to prove that he or is just the opposite, sane. The story is told through a first-person narrative. It is a monologue of a nervous murder telling the reader of how he or she murdered someone. Throughout the story the narrator is never named or given any kind of identity. It is unclear whether the narrator is a male or a female. In addition, the reader is never told what or if there is a relationship between the speaker and the old man. Nonetheless, narrator starts by addressing to the reader that he or she is “nervous…I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (Poe1128), the narrator goes on to tell the reader that he or she well tell a story where he or she will show that the narrator is not crazy yet confess to the killing of an old man. The narrator explain that he or she very much respected the old who had never do the narrator wrong and desired none of his money “I loved the old man. He had never wronged me…. For his gold I had no desire” (Poe 1128). The narrator however could not stand the old man’s “pale blue eye, with a film over it” (Poe 1128). The narrator tells the reader how the old man’s eye reminds
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