Tell Tale Heart Setting Analysis

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Some people say Edgar Allan Poe was crazy and that he had a really messed up mind, but, under all that, he wrote some good interesting horror fiction stories, and he became known as the best. In “Tell-Tale Heart” a man lives with an old man's that had a defective eye. The man somehow it’s scared of the old man’s eye and wants to kill the old man eyes. Edgar Allan Poe used the literary device of setting to create a dark, deep tone in his short story by using two important elements of setting, time of day and the mood and atmosphere. Edgar Allan Poe is using the primitive scary scenes that we are fearful to. “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it --oh so gently!” they say that midnight is the witching hour when “every supernatural creature takes life and comes out of the dark”. “I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in bed, crying out --"Who's there?"” haven’t you ever got scared at night in your room “the place where you think you’re the safest” and have felt someone is watching you? The old man got scared because he was alone in his bedroom all dark at midnight and he felt a presence he thought it was robbers, but it wasn’t it was a person that he sees daily…show more content…
What are the main settings? Old houses with weird feelings and sounds. Poe is taking that scene to scare the old man. I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. From this sentence we figured that the old man lives alone in a very old house. Main scary movies are taking place in an old house. Because of their structures, sounds, feelings and loneliness. Poe takes this original scene and makes it scarier by his deep tone with literary devices to create a dark deep tone the old man is alone in his room. When you’re alone in the dark and you get the feeling someone is there to kill
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