Unit 1 Process Based Essay

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Unit 1 Process Based Essay “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe The characteristics of insanity is shown through one's actions, such as them saying things they shouldn't or doing things that sane people wouldn't. This is a story about an insane man who is trying to convey the audience that he is not insane.In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Edgar Allen Poe utilize symbolism and point of view to reveal that one's insanity can be characterized by their intellect and erratic actions. Poe utilizes the symbolism of the “eye” to illustrate that insanity can be criticized from an individual's intellect.The narrator didn't have anything against the old man but he had something against his eye.In paragraph 2,”...and thus rid myself of the eye forever.”The narrator is trying to prove his sanity but his eye is making him insane.he is explaining his whole murder that he says how can an insane person plan a murder.Also in paragraph 2, it states ,”...he had the eye of a vulture-a pale blue with film over it.”The narrator kills the man because his eye was vulture, which means the anticipation of the …show more content…

Also in paragraph 17 it states,”Why would they not be gone? I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by observation of the men-but the noise steadily increased OH GOD!”The narrator admits to the crime because he started to think he was hearing the old man heart beating after he put him under the ground.He thought he heard ringing in his ears,then he hears the heart beating, then it was becoming too much then he reaches his

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