Similarities Between The Tell Tale Heart And The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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In Poe’s works each of these characters are dealing with the same issues with the case of murder. The first being The Tell Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher with hyperacusis which is the sensitivity to certain frequency and volume ranges. In these short stories both of these characters claims to hear sounds coming from the tombs of the ones they murder, which eventually grows louder until it becomes almost unbearable. In The Tell Tale Heart the question raises of whether the narrator was hearing other sounds that sound like a heartbeat, his own heartbeat or that of the old man, which could have also been false perception of sound. “He evidently suffers from distortions of perception (chiefly auditory hallucinations) and what are
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