A psychopath is someone who has a mental disorder with no feelings with a very violent behavior. In the Tell Tale Heart, the narrator is seen as a psychopath, although he is not. Throughout the story, the narrator shows feelings to the old man he killed. He cannot get the beating of the heart out of his head because he’s showing guilt. The narrator also has a disease of some sort because he even tells the readers in the beginning of the story that he does have a disease.
Even after describing his actions that society would categorize as insane, such as killing a person. The narrator talks into great detail about how exactly he killed the old man, but then suggests he is not mad because he was careful during the process which made him intelligent. His exact words were, “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body”(Poe). This paints a mood of being on edge because the motive behind the killing was solely based upon how the man 's eye watched him. This allows the reader to let their mind wander to what exactly about the eye made him so upset, leaving them suspenseful.
The theme of “The Tall-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe and the theme of “The Gryphon” by Charles Baxter are very similar. The theme of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe is that cruel actions come with guilt. “The Tell-Tale Heart,” tells the story of a man who has gone crazy. He murders of an old man, because he feels threatened by the color of his eye.The murder goes smoothly, but his guilt overwhelms him and he confesses. The theme of “The Gryphon” by Charles Baxter is that is that stretching the truth can have consequences.
These two writers are well known for their specific writing genres. Poe was one of the first people to write horror and suspense stories. Bradbury was one of the first people to write about science fiction the way it is written today. Even though these two writers share a similarity, there are drastic differences in their stories. Edgar Allen Poe specialized in the horror genre.
Towards the end of the story, the narrator feels really guilty because of the death of the old man. During his last words after kill the old man, he screamed: "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed!” (Poe 888). Now he calls the policemen villains, and that’s pretty ironic, because he’s the villain, right?
The symbols within the stories of these great writers revealed the impending darkness and gloom that characterized Dark Romanticism. The symbols from “The Fall of the House of Usher," written by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Young Goodman Brown,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to use Dark Romanticism to illuminate the mixture of good and evil in human nature. Dark Romanticism is a form of writing that consists of human nature, sins, death, and an abundance of evil to create fearful images that toy with the emotions of its readers. Edgar Allan Poe, a professional at creating such stories, used symbols within his stories to further his Gothic Romantic theme. In the short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe wrote, “I know not how it was – but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.
All of this happened because of the beliefs that society had on these people. While most of the people in the play were hanged, some of the people died in different ways. One these methods was by placing boulders on their chest until they could no longer breathe, which is what was used on Giles Corey. Although Giles wasn’t accused of witchcraft, he was killed because he refused to tell the court the name of the person he got information from. His death is explained when Elizabeth tells Proctor, “He would not answer ay or nay to his indictment; for if he denied the charge they’d hang him surely, and auction out his property.
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” thought he was hearing the guy’s heart beat after he had killed him. This couldn’t be possible because he cut the guy up and there was no way that his heart could still be beating. He was hearing this “heart-beat” because he was feeling guilty from killing the old man. “...it is the beating of his hideous heart.” The people in the “The Masque of the Red Death” thought they were seeing a masked person at the party that was killing everyone but in my opinion I think they were imaging it. I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story.
One of the interesting parts in this story is that he excessively cares about how he is viewed by people: “And now a new anxiety seized me – the sound would be heard by a neighbor!” (1188), and he murders the old man to prove his sanity, which is very ironic. Moreover, the narrator does not share any information about him. He tells the story focusing on what he did, but he does not say things about who he is. I think that this is