Allan Poe Esaay Analysed On The Tell Tale Heart

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The Guilt
In the tale, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Poe tells the story of how the narrator who was assumed to be mad for killing an old man. The old man has an eye like a vulture and the narrator said this old man’s eye is an evil eye; according to the story he said “one of his eyes resembled that of a vulture-a pale blue eye, with a film over it” (39). The story shows guilt and emotional breakdown, but sometimes feel emotional disturbance.
The tone at the beginning of the story is eerie because the narrator is talking about an evil eye and then he goes on to say how he watches the old man late at night for hours, just looking at his eye, studying him, and not saying a word.  At the ...view middle of the document...

I think looking into the eye was a big problem for him. The narrator probably felt if he did not get rid of the eye, the eye will haunt him. He thought the old man’s eye showed that the old man was really evil.
I think the narrator felt that there was something evil that the old man was hiding, because he pictured the eye has a threat. I also think he felt he should not be deceived by the old man’s kindness, even though it was impossible for him to say how the idea entered his head, and some part of him believed that he had to kill the old man. He wasn’t even sure of how he felt, he did not know if he should take the life of the old man immediately. I think he was disturbed to think he could just take the life of a man who has not done nothing wicked to him. In the story he said “for his gold I had no desire” (39). There is guilt in his tone and he has an emotional breakdown; he wasn’t interested in the old man’s wealth, he had no hard feelings for the old man. He knew the Evil Eye itself wasn’t enough to kill the old man, but what the eye represented. The eye meant the old man was evil. He had to wait for a whole week before he finally killed the old man. He said, “I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I...

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