The Tell-Tale Heart Comparison

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Have you ever been in a bad situation but tried to make the best out of it? Even when someone tells you everything will be fine just keep a positive mind. The same can be said about these two short stories. In “The Hitchhiker” the main character Ronald Adams is driving to California, and is seeing this strange man follow him around while he is driving. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” The old man has the narrator after him trying to end the old man’s eye forever. The old man is asleep in his room, and he is unaware that the narrator is trying to kill him and get rid of his eye forever. Both of these texts share the idea that people sometimes do not expect or think of the unexpected. For example in “The Tell-Tale Heart” the officer that showed up to the old man’s residence didn’t expect anyone to be dead but the old man was found dead. “There entered three men, who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police. A shriek had been heard by a neighbour during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused; information had been lodged at the police office and they…show more content…
“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story that includes symbolism, first person narrator, and revealing actions. “Yes, he was stone, stone dead. I placed my hand upon the heart and held it there many minutes. There was no pulsation. He was stone dead” (Poe 6). “The HitchHiker” is a short story that uses craft moves such as description, revealing actions, and tone. “I’m trying to think. Trying to get hold of myself. Otherwise, I - I’m going to go crazy. Outside, it’s night. The vast, soulless night of New Mexico. A million stars are in the sky. Ahead of me stretch a thousand miles of empty mesa -- mountains, prairies, desert. Somewhere among them, he’s waiting for me. Somewhere I shall know - who he is - and who i am.” (Fletcher 22). However, both of these texts uses these different craft moves for very similar

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