The Tell Tale Heart Insanity

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Think of the word insanity...what runs through your mind ? Madness..Disruption..possibly even corrupted behaviours? Many people believe insanity is repetitivily doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different out come each time. In realitiy insanity is truly ''a legal term pertaining to a defendant's ability to determine right from wrong when a crime is committed. In the story The Tell - Tale Heart written by Edgar Allan Poe Published in 1843 , The narattor focuses on the mental stability of the murder. Right from the very beggining of the story the narattor focuses thee attention on the murders internal emotions. The story structre is based on a conversation between someone and a audience possibily a court full of people…show more content…
Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! 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." By the describtion of the mans thought process on how this desire came about , the eye could of very well been a metaphor for surveillance from a father or surperior figure that initiated anger in the murders thought process. The character could of thought by killing the old man he would of had a sense of freedom from the survalliance he felt from the old mans "vulture eye". This is when the muder made up his mind about taking the life of the old man. In a psychological point of a view the murder could of possibly had an obsessive compulsive disorder. A obsessive compulsive disorder "is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly , or have certain thoughts repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for more than a short period of time". The murder profusely checked in…show more content…
The murder tried to stay very calm and modist he showed the officers around the house and they were convinced that nothing has happened in that house. The murder then proceced to get chairs for the officers to rest from there fatigue and placed his very own chair above where the corpse of the victim had laid. The murders guilt started getting to him and senses started to hyfin. Due to the fact that the murder is able to hear over acute the murder was hearing a constant ringing in his ears. Because of the effects the murder deals with he could have a diease that causes hypersensitivity. The beating the murder heard could of very possibly be the old mans heart or simply deathwatch beetles. The murder explains he hears beetles after frighting the old man during the night. These beetles or a sign of impending death , these insects create ticking sounds and a sound very close to a heart beat. Furthermore the heart beat heard by the murder could of also been his own , from the overwhelming amount of feelings and thoughts that ran through his/her mind. The crime that was commited started running through his/her mind with an unbeliable amount of guilt to follow which leads to the murders senses to feel uncontroable. If the murder was simply just hearing the

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