Humanity In The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity" "There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad Humanity may assume the semblance of a Hell." -Edgar Allan Poe A man whose life is still veiled in mystery even 150 years after his death, Edgar Allan Poe, the father of horror and gothic writing, is a man that truly understands the meaning of tragedy and madness. Poe lived a life of continuous misfortunes, and in his writings he expresses a darker view on humanity, one example would be in his short story "The Tell-Tale Heart", a story about a man that desperately tries to convince the reader that he is a sane man, despite the egregious story he proceeds to tell; he goes on by walking you through the time he killed an old, innocent man. For what reason, one may ask; well, the terrible truth is that he killed because of his own delusions. He killed the man because of the man 's "vulture eye." However; it was not just on a whim that he murdered him, no, he spent many nights planning the victim 's demise. Throughout the whole story, it gives off undeniable vibes of suspense and intensity, which is further built by dramatic irony, along with desperate and delusional tones in which he speaks.…show more content…
With all we know about Poe and his many works, we 're hit with suspense and anticipation by the first part of the story. Later in the tale, the narrator slows down and reveals his preparations that lead to the murder in such a deliberately enticing and suspenseful way, that even though you knew what was going to happen, it was still intense and suspenseful to read. These moods were further carried on by the way the narrator
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