Schizophrenia In Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart

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Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects they way a person acts, think, and sees the world. The narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” acted very weirdly and had thoughts that no ordinary person would think. If a person has this disorder they usually act out in violence and have hallucinations. The narrator would believe things that were not there and he had evil thoughts of doing the unexpected. The narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” is schizophrenic because he acts out in violence and has hallucinations of things that didn’t even exist.
Essentially, schizophrenia often made people act out in violence. “During this frenzied episode they may shout, talk rapidly, pace back and forth, and act out in violence- either toward themselves or others”, this symbolizes that when having this disorder they are not aware of your emotions and they can be highly questionable (“Schizophrenia” 3). The narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” usually acted out in violence instead of dealing with the old man’s evil eye he just attacked him. “ I dragged him to the floor and pulled the
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The hallucinations of the narrator weren’t even possible to happen. “While hallucinations can involve any of five senses, auditory hallucinations (e.g. hearing voices or some other sound) are most common in schizophrenia. This statement declares that in their mind they hear sounds in their head that make them believe that it is real even if there is no possible way it can (Schizophrenia 2). “ It was a low, dull quick sound-- much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton….It is the beating of his hideous heart!”. The quote in “The Tell-Tale Heart manifest that the narrator was hearing the beating of the old man’s heart which isn’t doable because he killed the old man and he is no longer breathing (Poe 4). Due to being schizophrenic the narrator has hallucinations which makes him hear and see the
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