Poe is able to describe how anger feels, describe how it feels to love someone than lose them in a matter of seconds, describe how it feels to hate and despise someone with a burning passion, until the reader feels as though they will crack under pressure. Poe’s fantastic grasp on diction and the creation of images in the reader’s mind, can be seen in the The Fall of the House of Usher, when the narrator says “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens…” (paragraph 1) . Poe was able to show how the sky looked even though the reader wasn’t able to see it through their own eyes. His words has a certain way to them, to make the reader believe they are standing right next to him as he is writing the story. The imagery in the piece can also materialize the thoughts of the reader to see how the characters are beginning down a slippery-slope toward nothingness.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe is an enthralling and terrifying tale of an insane and paranoid Narrator suffocating his own roommate in his sleep. Throughout the story, fear and dread is a common theme. At every twist and turn Poe creates a sense of uneasiness. Using this, Edgar Allen creates fear and dread through the Characters, Conflict, and Suspense, making the “The Tell-Tale Heart” a scary, and captivating story. Edgar Allen Poe creates fear and dread in “The Tell-Tale Heart” through his characters, more specifically the Narrator.
Their lifestyle, responsibilities, and relationships differ thus making both the stories unique. Poe uses the first person narrative to help build suspense in both the stories. The speaker starts by confessing his mistakes by repeating that he is not insane. For example, in the first paragraph in “tell-tale heart”, the narrator addresses the reader, “True! Yes.
In this section of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator has just concluded cleaning up any evidence that may have been left behind from his crime of executing the old man. The police showed up at 4 am because of a call from the neighbor about the old man screaming. The narrator lets in the officers and leads them around the house, soon he becomes arrogant and even lead them into the room where the old man is. This section has quality diction, “hastily” is used to describe how the narrator worked, it shows that he was working quickly which he believes ties back into his “wise precautions.” The narrator is attempting to convince the police -and himself- that he is not crazy. His argument is that he had precautions, one of which was to act “hastily”.
An exemplary message everyone should take in, no matter the person, is that when committing an ill mannered act, guilt will always win the battle of overtaking someone, while making them do the right thing as well. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, considered as a madman by some, slowly takes out his plan of murdering an innocent old man for his “vulture eye”. When the narrator 's plan didn 't go as he wanted it to, he revoltingly crushed the old man, whose heart was vigorously pounding with fear, with a bed until he couldn 't breathe. The dreadful pounding of the heart later appeared in the narrator 's thoughts as a form of guilt, which forced him to go insane. The overall mood determined by the text, darkness and madness, was influenced by several elements to help elevate it.
Poe had fear all throughout his life, he feared of losing all the people important to him, because it happened so often. In all three stories Poe shows all main characters having some sort of fear, all in a different way. Poe uses symbolism throughout his stories to show the way fear engulfs the characters. In ¨The Tell-Tale Heart¨ Poe uses symbols to show why the man wants to kill the old man. In the story Poe uses the old man's eye as a symbol.
Tell-Tale Heart is a story told from a third person perspective. It is about a person who is mentally ill who imagines that an old man 's eye got his blood to freeze. Therefore, he decided to kill the old man and hide his body. When the police came to investigate what has happened, he panics and admits to them that he killed the old man. But in the story the author chooses not to mention what the main character is called.
Edgar Allen Poe, the author of the “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the “Black Cat”, creates a frightening mood using, narrator actions, character details, and the setting. The “Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story that is about a man that states he’s not crazy but goes to an Old man 's house every night to watch him sleep waiting for the right time to kill him. This man doesn’t give up until he gets what he wants which is the Old man to be dead which he accomplishes but gets caught, for his crazy murder. The “Black Cat”, another story by Edgar Allen Poe, Is about a man who has a cat named Pluto, but once he got home drunk he was angry and cut an eye of his cat and killed Pluto. Later on, this man finds a new cat and tries to kill it but his wife gets in the way and he kills her by accident, he tries hiding the bodies but also gets caught.
The Tell-Tale Heart, written by Edgar Allan Poe, is a horror short story read by many. The point of view in Poe’s short story is unique because the unnamed narrator reveals himself as an unreliable first and second person narrator as well as an all-knowing narrator. Poe has skillfully incorporated different narrations into his short story because it helps the reader truly understand the narrator’s mental state. The multiple narrations give the reader access to the narrator’s constant stream of thoughts throughout the text. This access helps the reader understand the narrator's guilt and fear that had lead him to defeat by the end of his story.