While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
For instance he says, “Ha! would a madman have been so wise as this…(Poe 3)” His constant reassurance that he is not mad shows he is crazy because sane, normal people don't assure themselves they aren't mad. Additionally, Poe writes that the narrator can hear things from both heaven and hell. This is saying that although he has done a few good things in his life like helping the old man, there are also many things that he has done that are very sinful and insane like killing the old man just for his eye. Lastly, he is insane because of his obsessive thoughts about the eye of the old man.
“He saw that he was stone dead. His eye would be trouble no more.” (Poe, 1843) In the horror story, “A Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, it revolves around a first-person view of an unnamed narrator. He is dedicated to killing an old man, because of his “eye of a vulture.” After 8 long nights of waiting and planning, he skillfully kills an old man that never troubled him. Additionally, he disassembles the body, hiding each part under multiple floorboards. Based on the evidence presented in the 8th amendment of the Death Penalty the main character should be condemned to a psychiatric institute because, the narrator killed the old man for a foolish reason and the time it took to execute with his plan is unhinged.
In the end the narrator ended up killing the old man. He then tried to hide the body under the floorboards but it started to make him mad and crazy. The heartbeat he would hear in his head was his conscious and the guilt overwhelming him. The narrator has a love and hate relationship with the old man. He loved the old man as a friend, but he did not like his eye because it creped him out.
Symbolism uses the technique of “show don’t tell” which just makes the story more realistic for the reader. The symbolism present in this short story is the beating of the old man's heart and it symbolizes the fear that the narrator has after he kills the old man. He knew what he did was incredibly wrong, and he felt all the pain after the fact, when the old man's heart continued to ring so loud. It was this ringing that eventually made him give up and he told the police because he couldn't handle what he was hearing. The text says, “I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer!
There are times in life where people do commit a trivial mistake or a colossal crime, but listening to their conscience will decide if the mistake was worth it. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character lives with an old man who has an eye that “resembled that of a vulture--a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” The story revolves around the main character’s obsession over the eye, and how he rid himself of it-- by murdering the old man. Towards the end of the story, the young man confesses to the police about his insane stunt after they searched his house. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe focused on having the reader know more than the secondary character, using description, and using a first-person narrator, to build suspense. To start off, Edgar Allan Poe made sure the reader knew more than the secondary character in his short story to build suspense.
Lovecraft and Cthulhu. This terrifying novel sets the mood of the horrific thing that Holmes has commited, Watson finds his friend in an alleyway butchering the corpse of a man to then realise that his heart has been taken out. This sign shows this is the opposite of typical Sherlock, this is a sign of possible mind altering. Holmes then grins at Watson in such an evil way that it gives the doctor thoughts of putting his gun under his pillow. What this implies is that Sherlock Holmes, has at least, lost his mind throughout the years of vigilantism and committed butchery, almost surgery, to an innocent man.
He is portrayed as a mastermind in the cold-blooded killing of the Clutters family, a man with little respect for the lives of others, which can be seen through Dick’s expression before the murder of the Clutters when he converses Perry, “We’re gonna go in there and splatter those walls with hair” (Capote 234). This sudden tone shift enables Capote to depict Dick as a cruel and immoral character. Dick’s lack of empathy and concern for other people beside himself allow him to commit crimes without remorse, which is in contrast to Perry’s moral contemplation after each bad actions they committed. Moreover, Dick is represented as the true criminal with evident motives in murdering the Clutters, while Perry is seen as a vulnerable victim who depends on Dick for validation and acceptance, something in which Dick happily provides in order to manipulate Perry, as Capote writes, “Dick became convinced that Perry was that rarity, ‘a natural born killer,’—absolutely sane but conscienceless, and capable of dealing with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows. It was Dick's theory that such a gift could, under his supervision, be profitably exploited” (Capote 205).
As the story progresses, the narrator leads the reader throughout his journey, which ends with him finally killing the man. For this reason, the murderer should be sentenced to psychiatric treatment and twenty years of prison, since he acted exactly like a madman (hearing noises and sounds that didn’t exist), and he actually made a plan to go through with the murder. One of the themes that is consistent throughout this story is the idea of mental illness. The main character shows signs of being mentally ill as he constantly makes it clear that his sole reason for wanting to kill the old man is his eye (as he mentions in the text, he “grew furious as he gazed upon it” (Poe, 1843)). Sometimes paranoia causes you to act in certain ways, making you take rash decisions.
This is evident in the Seneca’s Oedipus as Oedipus does not realise he is the perpetrator of the crime. We get a sense of irony as Oedipus is able to solve the sphinx but not understand who he is. Furthermore, he wants to solve the case of who murdered King Liaus so that the plague of Thebes can end. However, because of Oedipus’ unawareness, we sympathise with the king as he shows true signs of guilt and remorse for his actions. In relation to Shakespeare’s Richard III, it is clear that Richard is the anti hero.