The Tell Tale Heart Short Story

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Edgar Allen Poe, the author of the “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the “Black Cat”, creates a frightening mood using, narrator actions, character details, and the setting. The “Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story that is about a man that states he’s not crazy but goes to an Old man 's house every night to watch him sleep waiting for the right time to kill him. This man doesn’t give up until he gets what he wants which is the Old man to be dead which he accomplishes but gets caught, for his crazy murder. The “Black Cat”, another story by Edgar Allen Poe, Is about a man who has a cat named Pluto, but once he got home drunk he was angry and cut an eye of his cat and killed Pluto. Later on, this man finds a new cat and tries to kill it but his wife gets in the way and he kills her by accident, he tries hiding the bodies but also gets caught.
First, in the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Edgar Allen Poe uses Narrator actions to make the mood of his story frightful. An example of this is when the Narrator of the story kills the innocent Old man and hides his body under the wood planks of the Old man 's house. “I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him… I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.”(pg. 5) This quote shows that Poe creates a suspenseful mood by illustrating the step by step process the murderer took to kill the man. Not only does Poe create a frightening mood in “The Tell-Tale Heart” but he also demonstrates it in the
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