A Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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In Class we have focused on many short stories, while analyzing each story we used the mental disorder sheet to sum up what disorder the characters from each story could possibly be suffering from. We can come to the conclusion that all of the stories we read in class contain some level of madness. For example in the short stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, both of the main character in these stories believe that they are perfectly wise, but their out of control behaviors proves that they’re mentally ill or to be more specific insane.

In the short story “A tell-tale heart” the unknown narrator is telling us a story about his neighbor who is an old man but his of a vulture: blue pale eye is what frightens him the most. Every night the narrator would creep over to the old mans house and watch him sleep. Yet throughout the day he would pretend as if nothing happened, he would act as if everything was “normal”. For someone who claims that are sane wouldn’t do such act. Same thing goes along for the unknown narrator in the short story “The Yellow wallpaper”. The narrator was a woman that went on a vacation with her husband that rented this huge mansion for them to stay. This one specific room that she is left in, the wallpaper “is ripped, soiled, has an “unclean yellow and the formless pattern. After staring at that wall for several hours she started to see a ghostly sub-pattern behind the main pattern. Yet

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