The Sandman” and the ”Tell-Tale Hart” also have
The reasoning for most people thinking he’s insane is because for seven nights the caretaker, the narrator, stalks the homeowner, the old man,. “And every night around midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it - oh, so gently! And then when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern… I thrust in my head… I moved it slowly- very, very slowly, so that I might not disturb the old man’s sleep.
The raven is scary because he uses a setting imagery and repetition. Also that he uses the bird ,that comes and keeps saying nevermore. The was creepy. It is creepy because it is in the middle of the night and they reader is up and the bird flies in and keeps saying nevermore. The reader is left with fear when he reads this book because it is a little creepy.
In the novel Night, the word night contained great significance and has very deep meaning. Elie’s memory of everything in this time period is dark and tragic. It is called Night to show what he felt like during this whole time period, and it felt like one long, painful night to him. Night represents the pain, fear, death, and darkness from Elie’s past. “We stared at the flames in the darkness.
Poe uses many different forms of literary devices to develop suspense one of which is onomatopoeia. Four days after the assassination a party of police arrived to investigate. As they entered the basement the narrator began to get overconfident in his actions pertaining to the hiding of the body. Whilst in the basement the narrator taps his cane on the side of the wall where the body is hidden, and as soon as he did so he heard "a howl- a wailing shriek." (Poe 6) This sound that Poe uses creates anxiety in the readers mind my describing the sounds of a terrifying beast.
so they were easy to assume all there problems were coming from the family that had just moved into the neighborhood. Both of those videos and stories show us that fear of the unknown can cause people to turn on each other. In the 1960 version of “The monsters are due on Maple Street” Rod Serling puts together a brilliant teleplay that when the power goes out people become frantic to find the source of the problem.
An example of this is in the quote, “His room was as black as pitch with the thick darkness and so I knew he could not see the opening of the door.” This means his room was so dark that the old man couldn’t see the young man about to kill him. Another example found in the text is, “And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.” This means that it is incredibly late, and the old man is so scared that his heartbeat fills the dark room. This creepy setting helps to add to Poe’s creepy setting in “The Tell Tale Heart.”
The author, Edgar Allan Poe, uses the catacombs settings to build suspense in The Cask of Amontillado. As the main character and Fortunato proceed through the catacombs, the narrator tells the reader, “We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs” (6). The author uses the creepy setting of many dead bodies all over the catacombs in order to keep the reader interested on the story. Because the cavern is so dark, it adds a mysterious component to the story. The reader does not know what will happen because the characters can not see very much due to the low light of the torches.
There are many mental illnesses that would lead to insane behaviors ranging from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to Schizophrenia. While it is difficult for the average person diagnose mental disorders from such a short story, the narrator likely has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The care he takes in every aspect of his nightly stalking show the telltale characteristic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it- oh so gently!”
Obviously the narrator of “The Tale-Tell Heart” is crazy because he has bizarre thoughts, dismembered the old man”s body, and has a confusion of hearing heartbeats. The narrator has bizarre thoughts because he wants to kill an old man’s eye. You see, for seven nights he tried to kill the old man's eyes, but his eyes were always closed. “And this I did for seven long nights-every night just at midnight- but for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye( Poe pg.203).” Also, he says he gets furious when the light hits the man's eye.
Poe creates fear and dread in “The Tell-Tale Heart”. One way he does this is through the internal monologue of the narrator. The narrator tries to convince the reader that he is not mad, but the reasons he gives prove otherwise. For example, the narrator claims that he can hear all things in heaven, hell, and on earth, yet considers this to be an acute sense of hearing. One quote from the story that creates fear says, “It was impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain, but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”