Mental Deterioration In The Tell Tale Heart

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“The Tell-Tale Heart” written by Edgar Allen Poe relates a man’s mental deterioration following his descent into madness. The short story focuses on the narrator as well as his bizarre obsessions. In addition, this story is told from the first-person point of view by the protagonists himself. Poe provides us with insight into that character’s motivation in committing the murder of the old man by giving his purpose to the reader. Also, the writer justifies the “open-ended’ story plot resolution, adding dramatic impact to the story tale. Edgar Allen Poe demonstrates how an individual’s inner confusion, as well as fear, can drive that person into an unstable state through illustrative perplexing characters, and language leading to an integrating …show more content…

“ There was nothing to wash out—no stain of any kind—no blood-spot whatever. I had been too wary for that. A tub had caught all—ha! ha!”. The narrator felt excited, and content yet confident about the assassination of the old man, he was showing off how perfect, impeccable, and flawless his plan was to the readers. “I smiled,—for what had I to fear? I bade the gentlemen welcome”. After the murder, the narrator acted calm and surprisingly sane, meeting the police officers without any suspicious clue of concern or nervousness. “ In the enthusiasm of my confidence, I brought chairs into the room, and desired them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim”. However, as the conversation with police progressed the narrator began to feel nervous little bit by little to the point his hearing the sound of the old man’s heartbeat.” I talked more quickly—more vehemently; but the noise steadily increased”, which possibly could be his imagination as well as his guiltiness leading him to faced his emotional

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