Edgar Allan Poe 's The Tell Tale Heart

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All humans have one thing in common... they all fear the unknown. Humans fear what they can 't control. Author, Edgar Allan Poe wrote short stories that evoked emotions of fear of the unknown in a way that speaks to the reader. "Some of Poe 's stories were not well accepted in his day because people were just not ready for them- they were scary." Poe 's works The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar evoke emotions of fear of the unknown for the reader
Edgar Allan Poe 's The Tell-Tale Heart, is a short story that illustrates the main theme of guilt from a murder; however, the loss of control and the fear of the unknown is it 's most important aspect. In The Tale-Tale Heart, the unnamed narrator doesn 't admit in the end, it 's his fault, the narrator says the real villain is the beating heart and the police officer."Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!" (Poe, 86). When guilt is felt, it 's an overwhelming psychological feeling internally. It 's this psychological feeling inside all humans face where there is a thought they either have to confess to their guilt or someone will figure it out. Keith Paxton is bachelor of history who wrote about this, In the Psychoanalytical Analysis of The Tell-Tale Heart. "The narrator is fixed on doing his crime with extreme caution, but in the end, his ego causes him to confess his deed."(Paxton,…
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