Main Characters In The Tell Tale Heart

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What is the definition of crazy? Crazy means to be mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way. And that is the definition of the main character in the story “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. The story “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe is told in the first person perspective by the main character who is the narrator. It starts with the narrator. This narrator wants to kill an old man.The reason for this is because of the old man's “ugly eye”. Thus the narrator wanted to do something about the old man and he chooses killing the old man. But only for the mans old eye. He plans to kill the old man by creeping into his room every night at twelve o'clock for eight whole nights. Each night the main character slowly…show more content…
In the story the narrator even admits that he is a delusional mad man. If you are wondering what is making him a delusional mad man you would be surprised to hear that it is the old man's eye. In the story the narrator describes the old man's eye as a vulture's eye.“ I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture----a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold;and so by degrees---very gradually----I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” (Poe,1843)This piece of text explains to us why he wanted to kill the old man. But killing someone just because of one of their eyes is different is not okay to me and that is when “delusional mad man” come in. In the beginning for the story Poe starts with “True!---nervous---very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses---not dulled them.” (Poe,1843). This gives me the sense that he is not in the right state of mind when we killed the old man. Furthermore he was just irritated over the fact that the old man's eye was different. The significance of the main character being a delusional mad man is that it's the reason why he killed the old man. As well as main character being in the middle of…show more content…
And in this story he kills a old man. I think that he kills the old man because he was not in the right state of mind. I think this because if someone was in there right satem of mind they would not kill another person for any reason. “He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more.” (Poe,1843). He had final killed to old man and he sounds kinda guilty. The significance of the narrator being a delusional mad man is that you can change the way that you look at the story. One more thing before we leave. What if the narrator was a calculated killer. He does say that “ I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire.” (Poe,1843). Does this mean that he is a calculated
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