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The death of a man who was brutally dismembered, lies in the hands of “the narrator.” The defendant confessed to the murder, claiming to hear an unbearable noise, similar to that of a watch wrapped in cotton. Upon hearing the sound, the narrator was unable to keep up his facade and burst out, yelling that he was guilty. While the narrator did kill the man, he was insane and should not go to prison; instead, he should go to a mental facility where he can be treated for his condition. The murderer had killed a man in cold blood because of a diseased eye, tried to prove his own sanity, and heard sounds that were made up in his own mind. Therefore, the judge should plead him insane and place the narrator in a facility. Primarily, the accused murdered a man due to his “evil eye.” There are more logical methods of ridding oneself from an object/person that agitates them than resorting to murder. The fact that the narrator thought that the best way of freeing himself of the eye was to eliminate the man …show more content…

The author seems to explain in detail how the narrator murdered the man to emphasize that hearing a heartbeat from him was impossible. From the reactions of the old man the first time and the police the second, it is clear that he was the only one to hear either of these sounds. Thus, hearing a sound that wasn’t actually produced in reality, verifies that the killer was indeed having some form of delusions. His symptoms match up closest to schizophrenia, which is a “chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality.” (National Institute of Mental Health, Schizophrenia) It helps that he himself states that “the disease has not dulled, not destroyed, but sharpened my senses.” It is very likely these things are just delusions he has,

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