Which leads him to come off as a psychopath because of the details and the reason behind killing the old man. The story of the narrator is untrustworthy at times because he is a madman, gives unbelievable statements, and continues to let what others cannot hear affect him. Some of the things the narrator starts off by saying shows he is a madman or a psychopath. It is hard to trust someone like that because they are good manipulators and at falsifying information to others. The narrator reveals, “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe 37).
The mood of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story was carefully crafted through use of the narrator who made the reader feel both on edge and dull. The story starts abruptly by giving no context to the reader, it starts with an unsettling phrase to which leaves the reader puzzled. The narrator shouts, “True --nervous-- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”(Poe). Throughout the story, the narrator continually attempts to prove himself normal to the reader. Even after describing his actions that society would categorize as insane, such as killing a person.
In Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart, Poe writes about how his characters are driven to commit murder and how their guilt eats them alive. The dark plots used is his writings exemplify the threshold of the unknown through the way that individuals are viewed as evil. All of his writings have some sort of violence that is driven by supernatural occurrences. The man in The Tell-Tale Heart has an eye that is scary and seen as potential evil that drives the narrator crazy and eventually causes murder. Poe uses romantic characteristics in his texts by having dark plots that include murder, funerals, and mental and physical torture that regards humanity by showing how people react to even the smallest situations.
Despite the lack of vindication for Fortunato, Montresor is bound to be affected negatively by the murder. For the rest of Montresor’s life, he has to hold on to the secret that he murdered Fortunato. Secrets such as these take a toll on individuals. Another take on “The Cask of Amontillado” is that Fortunato acts as a symbol for Montresor. By killing Fortunato, Montresor is also symbolically killing a part of himself that he is ashamed to possess.
I heard many things in hell.” (1). Perhaps, if he could things from hell, he could have heard bad things about the old man. He proceeded to tell the reader, “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 2) Since his reasoning is completely illogical, the reader can infer that he is mentally unstable. The narrator’s motive and style of execution for the murder is rather strange.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, the old man’s milky, pale blue, vulture-like eye appears to hold a significant role in discovering the protagonists true motives and emotions. Throughout the story, the protagonist clearly expresses his hateful feelings regarding the lifeless eye by stating, “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, 312). This statement suggests that the protagonist is not sane or reasonable in his thinking and decision making and therefore does not truly understand that it is not the eye alone that is troubling him, it is instead what the eye represents. Throughout the story of The Tell-Tale Heart it starts to become clear that, to the protagonist, the old man’s eye is a symbol and a reminder of the inevitability of death. In the beginning of the story, the old man’s eye is described by the protagonist as being vulture-like, this comparison is of great interest because of the fact that vultures are animals that are well known as being symbols of death.
Yes, it was this! He had the eye of vulture-a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” (Poe 1) In this story, the madman expressed the emotion of angers by tell the reader that he isn’t mad, but in the reality of the story it was showed clearly that the madman could not stand for the vulture eyes from the old man’s tension. Therefore, at the end of the story old man got killed by the main character because madman thought the eyes represented the darkness of evil and started to staring at him overnight. Moreover,
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.
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.
The moment he genuinely watched what he'd made he felt pounded and he said it unmistakably "and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart". Furthermore, Victor is affected very deeply by the unjust murders of Justine and William. He is completely devastated by the fact that indirectly he was at fault for both of their deaths. He explains this guilt and regret through his statement, “It was to be decided, whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my