The Tell Tale Heart Vs The Black Cat

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Answer 6. Edgar Allen Poe's “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat" are two very unusual stories. even though they are both very well written, it would be hard to find two The narrators in both tales are completely insane and share a lot of things in common. One thing that both narrators have in common is that even though it is obvious they are, both are convinced they are not insane. In "The Black Cat," even though the narrator agrees that it is hard to believe, he tells the reader, "Yet, mad am I not." (pg. 718) And in "The Tell-Tale Heart" the narrator dose not just state his sanity but also tries to convince the reader by saying, "observe how healthily, how calmly I can tell you the whole story." (pg. 715) He goes on to tell the reader that madmen know nothing and thinks that just because he knew what he was doing means he is not mad.…show more content…
The narrator from "The Tell-Tale Heart" hid his victim under the floorboards while the narrator from "The Black Cat" hid his victim inside the wall in the cellar. After they hid the bodies they both feel very proud and even boast to the reader about what a good job they did. The narrator from "The Tell-Tale Heart" can be quoted saying, "I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye, not even his, could have detected anything wrong." (pg. 717) He even ends his boasting with a ha!
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