Officer Nfess In The Tell Tale Heart

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“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.” ~Lois McMaster Bujold. The deceased cannot tell someone to provide justice, only law enforcement can. This short story is one of many of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous stories. This story is about the narrator that takes care of an old man on a day-to-day basis. One day, he realized he was deeply disturbed by the old man’s eye, which has a vulture-like cataract on it. He became so bothered that he slowly decided to kill the old man. He watches the old man sleeping for seven nights until the narrator makes a sound on the next night, and the old man wakes up and, in fear, opens his eyes. The narrator, upon seeing the eye, invades the old man’s room and attacks the old man and murders him.…show more content…
In The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is guilty of murder because he was quiet and cautious to watch the old man by taking an hour to put his head through the door and when the narrator dismantles the old man’s body after the narrator suffocated him, he decided to kill the old man over time, and he let the officers into the home and lied to cover up the murder but at the end, he gave in to his guilt and chose to admit the deed to the…show more content…
The narrator was being quiet and careful to make sure nobody knew what he had done to the old man, and he decided for himself without any influence by anyone and over time, to kill the old man when most madmen would, most likely, be impulsive and sloppy. To top it off, he deceived the officers to conceal his felony. Mad men would not do that for the reason that they are oblivious to any action they did but then subsequently, the narrator admitted to the crime which he would not do if he was off of his rocker. Therefore, by the evidence given, the narrator is guilty of
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