I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this He had the eye of a vulture.” (page 381, Poe) The man had thought to kill the man because of the look of his eye, though he said he loved the old man because he had never wronged him. For a prosecutor that wants to put him in an institute, they could argue that he was sick and had a disease that sharpened his sense to destroy. For instance, while he was planning to kill the old man he had felt an awful drumming, a hellish tattoo. A further example can be, when the officers had come in he had become anxious, nervous and all these mad thoughts filled his head.
The narrator states that, “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever”(Poe 2). In this sentence the reader begins to understand that the narrator wants to kill the old man over the small feature of his eye. The old man 's vulture eye is the only thing bothering him, and is the only reason he decided to kill him. If the narrator had been insane he would not have taken careful thought to kill the old man. If a person is insane it is a flash decision where they do not have control over their actions and are unaware of what they are doing.
As the sound got louder he became even more irritated and confess. The narrator had an insanity defense. According to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity_defense it states “ The insanity defense, known as the mental disorder defense, is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is no responsible for their actions due to an episodic or persistent psychiatric diease at the time of criminal act.” In addition, the narrator’s guilt over killing the old man forces him to believe that he hears the dead man’s
The idea alone of murder demonstrated maliciousness and pure evilness. The narrator used an abundance of dark diction, “He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever”(Poe 1). He used
“He has the eye of a vulture--a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees--very gradually--I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” The narrator did not want to kill the old man because of his personality, but only because of his “vulture eye”. We wouldn’t know this was his motivation if this story was not told in first person. One would think that he despised the old man because of his actions, but it was just something on the old man’s surface that made the narrator think so poorly of him. First person narration allows the reader to dig deeper into the story, and see the true meaning of scenes, and it allows them to understand the story better.
In literary works, authors often use minor characters to accentuate certain characteristics of a main character, often traits that are going to be important down the road. Justine, the family servant, is accused of murdering Victor’s young brother, William. Even though she pleads guilty to this crime, her and Victor know she’s innocent. However, Victor knows that his creation is responsible for the murder but doesn’t say anything, letting Justine take the fall for it. When people only think of themselves, others often innocently suffer for those actions.
For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this, he had the eye of a vulture.” (page 381, Poe) The narrator had thought to kill the old man because of the look of his eye, though he said he loved the old man. The narrator’s obsession with the old man leads him to kill the old man in a cruel way. As a prosecutor that wants to put him in an institution, they could argue that he was sick and had a disease that sharpened his sense to destroy.
In the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator of the story wanted to murder the old man. Edgar Allan Poe reveals that the character’s reason to kill the old man was not due to passion, objection, and gold; he loved the old man and the old man did not insult him; however, Poe writes that the old man had one eye that, “… resembled that of a vulture—a pale blue eye, with film over it.” Whenever the eye looked at the character, Poe acknowledged, “… my blood ran cold; and so by degrees-- very gradually—I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” The narrator waited a whole week to kill the old man in order to watch him as he sleeps and to see what the narrator has to do
Calculated killer or delusional madman? In the story, the “Tell-Tale-Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character (a man) wants to kill an old man because of his blue vulture’s eye, which he assumes is evil. Throughout the story, the murderer denies his madness, saying that is simply because of his “sharpened” senses that he hears things in both heaven and hell. The story takes place in an old man’s room, and, little by little, the main character leads the reader through his calculated scheme to kill the old man and get rid of his eye for good. Based on the evidence presented in the 8th Amendment regarding the Death Penalty, the main character should be sentenced to 20 years of prison and psychiatric treatment, because he did many things a madman would do, like hearing amplified voices and sounds, and because he actually spent time planning the murder of the old man, and it’s not just on the spot
Paradoxically, his overemphasis of his sanity causes the reader to assume he is essentially mad. He merely lacks motive for killing the old man. He proves to be insane and mentally unstable by his actions previous and after committing the deed. An example of his insanity is portrayed through the narrator’s action of welcoming the police to converse in the room where the narrator has concealed the old man’s body, and placing his chair directly atop of where the corpse has been disposed of. He premeditated the murder, and then felt confident enough to boast by doing this.