Compare And Contrast Confessions In A Prison Cell And The Tell Tale Heart

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“The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “Confessions in a Prison Cell” are two compelling stories masterfully crafted by Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. They are both very very similar however they also have their differences. Both of these are great stories that are about guilt, and murder. They are mystery and suspense stories, and they sure are suspenseful.
The Tell-Tale Heart” is about a man who is living with an old man presumably his father although there is no evidence that he is his Father. The old man had a fake eye for whatever reason. He did not like that the old man’s eye has it frightened him because his eye looked like the eye of a vulture. The man sneaks into the old man’s room every day for a few days but on the last day, he kills
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The story is told in a flashback. The character is a soldier, who returned from services overseas in 1678, discovers that his brother is dying. They are married to two sisters, and the main character hated his brother’s sister right up to her own death. As his brother dies, he expresses a wish that he and his wife adopt their orphaned child. He despises the boy. After an unsuccessful attempt to drown the child, the killer kills him with a sword and buries the body in the garden. He is now scared that the body will somehow come back to life and also confesses.
The Plot in both stories are based on a murder, and in both, the murderer tries to conceal evidence of the murder but still they are discovered. The two short stories are both confessions, in Poe's the murderer could be telling his confession to a friend or a policeman. The motive for both killers is because it drives both of them crazy. Edgar Allan Poe’s story is more suspenseful and mysterious as the killer does not tell you his background or anything. You also don’t know what’s going to happen after the killer confesses but with Dickens you know he is getting

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