Examples Of Suspense In The Tell Tale Heart

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In the story “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe. The main character is the narrator. The narrator’s wants to kill the old man, the setting takes place in the old man’s house at 12:00 midnight. In the story “ The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe describes the anxiety and fear to create suspense. For Example, the reader can feel the suspense when he writes “Villain!” I shrieked “dissemble” no more I admit the deed, tear up the planks here ,here - it is the beating of his hideous heart”(Poe 91).He knows that he killed the old man’s heart and he thinks the cops will find out that he did it. This continued the first example because it shows that the narrator was scared that he was going to get caught. so the suspense was that the narrator didn’t want to go to jail for what he did to the old man’s heart. A second example of anxiety and fear is “It nothing but the wind in the chimney-it is only a mouse crossing the floor or it is merely a cricket which has made a single chart”(poe 91). It explains how the old man’s was very scared and he tries to put himself back to sleep.…show more content…
For example , the reader can feel the suspense when he writes “ It was not a groan of pain or grief-oh,no!- it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe”(Poe 91). This explains that the narrator wanted to destroy the eye that the old man had, he wants to kill him just because of the eye. He hears the old man’s cries in horror while the narrator comes closer and closer to the bed. Another example is “ It increases my fury as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldiers into courage”(Poe 92). This explain that the narrator anger got stronger because he was looking at the eye and the eye made anger because it can see things and hear very
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