Analysis Of Tell Tale Heart

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“He saw that he was stone dead. His eye would be trouble no more.” (Poe, 1843) In the horror story, “A Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, it revolves around a first-person view of an unnamed narrator. He is dedicated to killing an old man, because of his “eye of a vulture.” After 8 long nights of waiting and planning, he skillfully kills an old man that never troubled him. Additionally, he disassembles the body, hiding each part under multiple floorboards. Based on the evidence presented in the 8th amendment of the Death Penalty the main character should be condemned to a psychiatric institute because, the narrator killed the old man for a foolish reason and the time it took to execute with his plan is unhinged. Initially, the narrator had a very unreasonable motive for killing the old man, which in this way he can perceive as a madman. He had said, ‘I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this, he had the eye of a vulture.’ (Poe, 1843) Though, he had thought to kill him because of the look in his eye, he said he did love him. Moreover, the narrator’s obsession with the old man leads him to kill him in a atrocious way. This could be contended that he acts this way, because he is sick and has a disease that sharpened his sense to destroy. Essentially, while he was planning to kill him, he had felt an awful drumming, “the hellish tattoo of the heart increased. It grew
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