The Guilty Of The Narrator In Tell Tale Heart

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“Louder! Louder! Louder! It is the beating of his hideous heart!” - says the narrator in Tell Tale Heart. The narrator said this quote as he confessed to the murder of the old man. The narrator is guilty of the murder because he was aware of what he was doing and the murder was too planned out for him to be insane. An insane person, however, would not know what they were doing and would not proceed with so much planning and caution. In this case, the narrator would not be guilty because an insane person would not be able to tell his whole story calmly. For instance, the narrator says,“Hearken! And observe how healthily - how calmly I tell the whole story.” When the narrator is asked to tell his story of the murder, he tells his story calmly and sanely. The quote matters because he is able to tell the story of the murder and he can control his actions and what he is saying. …show more content…

For example, the narrator states,“Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded - with what caution - with what foresight, with what dissimulation I went to work!” As he is telling his story, he says how cautious, he was, however, insane people cannot control their actions, but the narrator did control his actions when he did the deed. This is substantial to my evidence because he is telling the people how cautious and how planned the murder actually was. This quote meaning that he is trying to prove he is not insane by telling how much precautions he

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