The Role Of The Narrator In The Tell-Tale Heart

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Nora Ephron once said, “Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only sane people who are willing to admit that they are. The short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”, written by Edgar Allan Poe, is told by endeavor narrator who tries to convince the audience that he is sane. The narrator of the story is a madman that is disturbed by his belief that the old man has an evil eye. The narrator’s guilt over killing the old man forces him to believe that he hears the dead man’s heart beating. In the short storyThe Tell-Tale Heart” the narrator is insane because he kills the old man, hears unworldly noises, and he stalks the old man in preparation for the murder.

The narrator is insane because he kills the old man. He kills the old man because of his creepy eye. The short story states , “Whenever the old man looks at him his blood turns cold. “ The author states “The narrator greets the old man every morning, so he won’t become suspicious of his evil
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The narrator’s fresh enhance insight to sound ultimately controls him, as he proves that he unable to identify between real and imagined sounds. He hears the old man heart beat after he dies. The narrator states, “ I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell.” The narrator heard the sound getting louder and louder. 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
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