Greed In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart

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Greed is a terrible thing that can tear family and friendships apart. The Whites’ greed killed their son, Herbert, because of their greed. But they didn’t know that their actions would cause his death. They family wished for 200 pounds (277.74 American dollars). In the short story the Monkey’s Paw, the Whites learned that greed can bring consequences that both are good and bad. And the thrill of horror is a great thing that some authors can bend to their will and create a suspenseful story, "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed." At the beginning of the story, it starts off good, Mr. White gets a Monkey’s Paw from Sergeant-Major Morris. Morris told him it was magic.…show more content…
Imagine you're watching a horror movie in 3D, Stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" by authors like Edgar Allan Poe have the same effect, by making it so easy to visualize the scene, and he makes us feel like we are in the story waiting for the suspense to finally break. By explaining just how slowly he was going made the reader start to worry what would happen when he was finished, "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed." lines 29-31 of "The Tell-Tale Heart". In the quotation it talks about how he was going very slowly, to the reader this is evidence that whatever he's doing, it's not going to be good since he making sure he's not caught This causes the reader to be in suspense. I believe this makes the reader want to continue reading because they want to know what he is about to do and if he'll be caught in the act, if this element was not present in this story, it would be removing the element that urges the reader to continue. So Edgar Allen Poe uses our feelings and emotion, and he uses an element of

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