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The Tell-Tale Heart: The Evil Eye

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“The Tell-Tale Heart:” The Evil Eye In “The Tell Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe fashioned a suspenseful journey through the mind of a “mad man.” The question is, is the narrator’s telling reliable or was it a figment of the narrator’s imbalanced ramblings? I believe the narrator’s telling of that fateful night is unreliable because it is skewed by his unstable mind. First let us address why the narrator claimed he had to kill the old man. He said it was not due to passion or greed. On the contrary he even stated he loved the old man. Then why did he kill him? “I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!” One may wonder how an eye can be so offensive to another that he must kill because of it. To answer that question we must take a look into
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