Anxiety In The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe in his short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" manifests how a person's feeling of guilt and dismay can actuate one to become deranged through the use of a stylistic participant narrator approach, concrete diction, and a perplexing plot. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a story of some sort of psychological consternation. Poe develops a character whom suffers from anxiety and uses his paranoia to focus on the rise of his guilty conscious. Written in the narrator's point of view, Poe allows the readers to analyze the thoughts of the protagonist and determine his personality. Poe makes this evident when he questions, "How, then, am I mad?" (Pg 41). The author has automatically assumed that the reader has jumped to conclusions early in the

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