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Smart Or Insane In The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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Good and Evil. Smart or Insane. There is always that switch inside of us that we choose who we want to be. In the short-story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe, an unnamed narrator begins to tell us how he killed the old man. Throughout the story you struggle to think that this human is just a psychotic or just a really smart killer. With all the evidence we have received, this man is mentally insane. In paragraph 1 it states “The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them.” When it says “The disease…” it is basically saying that whichever mental illness he has, it had made him smarter and has brought his thoughts to the front of his mind. Then later in paragraph 2 it then says, “Object there was none. Passion
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