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Analysis Of The Tell Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart” takes place when a man decided to plan the murder of an older man because her had a physical feature the man didn’t like on the man. The story starts out with the use of past tense and he talks about how he wasn’t exactly sure how the idea of the murder had come into his mind. He also talks about the feature that he disliked about him the most...the man's eye. As the story goes on, the story talks about the planning up to the murder of the man. How each night her would watch the man until the night when he knew it was the night he wanted to commit the crime. He finally one night kills the man by throwing a bed on him and he cut off his limbs. He hides all of the evidence that would lead to someone thinking he had killed the man. The police end up coming to the house where the man killed the old man. The police question the man but he comes up with an excuse. But then after, the man's guilty conscience takes over. The man breaks down and confesses to the police. The lesson learned in this is to not take something so far that your guilty conscience will take over. From the beginning the man has showed the dislike for the old man’s eye, he even called it the man’s “Evil Eye.” The hate of the man’s eye strengthened each time the man saw the eye. “Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and by so degrees-very gradually- I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself for the eye forever.” stated in
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