Mistakes In The Tell Tale Heart

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“I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the ax in her brain.” Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 1809. He was an author who wrote horror stories to get rid of his pain. He tried to get all the pain out of his broken heart and in the end he couldn’t. In his stories the narrator wanted revenge, but he normally gets caught. And in most of the poems, he gets executed for killing people. Throughout the poems/stories, the theme is anger can lead to bad mistakes. It is shown through the plot, character, and conflict. First, in Poe’s poem “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the plot clearly demonstrates anger leads to bad mistakes as the theme. The old man in the short story has an eye that's dull blue and very unpleasant to look at from the younger man's perspective. As a result, the younger man gets angry and kills him just because of an eye. The narrator states“ All dull blue, with a hideous veil over it that chilled the very marrow in my bones.” The younger man hates the old man’s eye. He got angry at the eye and that lead him to a bad mistake and that mistake put him in a bad position that he had the bare with his…show more content…
The character in this poem is a very angered and vengefulness! He can’t get rid of the pain or the anger he has for many people. The author states,” The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Montresor was enraged at Fortunato. Fortunato had injured thousands of people, including himself. Thus, anger had led him to a horrible mistake that he would later regret. Again, the narrator states,”Throwing the links around about his waist, it was but a few seconds to secure it.” Montresor chains Fortunato because he was angry at him for hurting people. He was an angry man with many vengefulness ideas. Therefore, Montresor’s anger led him to a bad mistake. Killing
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