Well, the cause and effect relationship between Edgar Allan Poes “The Tell-Tale Heart” and W.W. Jacobs “The Monkeys Paw” that creates suspense is there is evil in both stories. In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the man is going crazy over the old man’s pale, milky, blue eye. So, the man goes crazy over this eye and ends up killing the old man. The cause in the story that creates suspense is after the man killed the old man he cut him up in pieces. Evidence from the story itself, “First of all I dismembered the corpse.
In the “Tale-Tell Heart”, by Edgar Allen Poe syntax, imagery and personification are employed to reveal that the protagonist is a mentally insane man who killed his neighbor to get rid of his “Vulture” eye. The story goes on to unveil that the killer eventually felt remorse for the crime he just committed and confessed to the police. Syntax was utilized to show how when the killer got excited more anxious he became more intense, therefore how he spoke become very short and choppy. It can be shown as early as in the first paragraph. ‘True-- nervous--very,very dreadfully nervous’ It has been proven that when someone is being honest about events that they can tell the story in a calm manner.
When the police came to interrogate him, the man heard a heartbeat in his head. The noise became so loud and painful that he revealed that he murdered the man. While some may believe that the murderer is criminally insane, he clearly proves to be a merciless killer through
Secondly, an internal conflict ensues at the aftermath of the killing of the King of Scotland. He begins to feel the guilt, and the humanity in him begins to stir, but when he hires two hit-men to kill one of his good friend, who was present when the three witches gave Macbeth the prosperity, the guilt within him begins to worsen. Macbeth fears that his prosperity would be exposed and the people in the kingdom would know that he had murdered the former King of Scotland. When the two hired hit men murderers his good friend, Banquo, an internal conflict begins. Macbeth begins to hallucinate his dead friend and therefore begins to struggle to distinguish between what is real and what is not.
Throughout the story, the narrator proves to us just how crazy he is. The true villain of this story is the narrator’s insanity, his insanity makes him paranoid to the point that he would murder the old man, he was so insane that he enjoyed killing the
“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.
In the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author writes the story in first person perspective of the main character. The main character acknowledges that he has a disease that allows him to perceive and look at things differently in reality. This mental illness prompts him to want to kill an innocent man because the narrator loathes the old man’s eye. On the eighth night, the main character abruptly kills the old man and confesses to the police because of the panic and pride that has overcome his mind. Now, the killer is found guilty and now is being determined of what is to become of him.
In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is responsible for his own death because he has a history of killing, he has an attitude that instigates on problems, and he has grudges against Romeo. Tybalt is at fault for his own death because he has killed other people before. Romeo exclaims to Tybalt, after Tybalt killed Mercutio, “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead?” (3.1.84). In this quote, Romeo is wailing that a great person was just killed by Tybalt. He thinks Tybalt shouldn’t be alive
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
There are times in life where people do commit a small mistake, or a huge crime, but what really matters is if one will listen to their conscience. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character lives with an old man who has an eye that “resembled that of a vulture--a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” The story revolves around the main character’s obsession over the eye, and how he got rid of it-- by murdering the old man. Towards the end of the story, the young man confesses to the police about his insane stunt after they searched his house. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe focused on having the reader know more than the secondary character, using description, and using a first-person narrator, to build suspense. Edgar Allan Poe made sure the reader knew more than the secondary character in his short story to build suspense.