Insanity In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart

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The conscience hearts Someone who is insane shows his behaviors or actions that does not make logical sense. You need a link between the narrator 's insanity. In Edgar Allan Poe 's "The Tell-Tale Heart" we hear a retelling the narrator 's action to murdering the old man. Through these actions I learned that the narrator had a sensitivity issue towards the old man 's eye. Poe creates an unreliable narrator because the narrator presents his sensitivity and obsession with details as proof of clarity of his sanity, and the narrators obsession shows his madness. the narrator presents his sensitivity and obsession with details as proof of his sanity. An example for this point would be "Why will you say that I am mad? This disease has sharpened…show more content…
The narrator 's obsession shows his madness. An example for this point would be "To think that there I was opening the door, little by little, and he not even to dream of my secret deeds or thoughts. I fairly chuckled at the idea" This example shows the narrator 's obsession and madness because he kept opening the old man 's door in such a stealthy manner just peaking in to see if the eye was open. This links to the claim that while the narrator is peaking his head through the door, the narrator has mad thoughts that the old man does not even know about him, proving his insanity of obsession. Another example for this point would be, "you should have seen how wisely I proceeded - with what caution - with what dissimulation I went to work! I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him." This example shows how the narrator chopped up the old man 's body in his tub to avoid making a mess or leaving blood stains around the house. He then took the body parts and buried it under the planks in the old man 's bedroom. This links to the claim because the narrator was so obsessed with the old man 's eye and his focus was on killing the old man that he started becoming mad. So, the thoughts he had for concealing the body so no one would find out was an act of pure madness. This example and analysis shows why the narrator been obsessed with the old man 's eye and how his obsessions made his mind become

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