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The Consequence of Insanity Essay

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Humans all experience insanity in some way, some humans know how to hide these feelings, however everyone has to break out one day. We can also be driven insane by the pet peeves we carry. The photograph Freaked out by Marc relates to the story “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, by conveying the feeling of insanity. The insanity of the man in the photograph is relevant to the insanity of the narrator in the story. The photograph and the story mainly focus on the theme insanity, which comes from within a person. The physical appearance of the man in the photo express the emotion of the man in the story while the contrasting colors in the image are reflected to the narrator’s actions towards his irritation. The overall emotion…show more content…
The darkness represents death, where the man’s grossness represents his nervousness and his actions. The old man’s eyes disturb the narrator in the story, causing the narrator to kill him. The dirtiness of the man in the picture is compared to the narrator’s nervousness in the story and the darkness surrounding the man is similar to the old man’s death. The color black in the image resembles death, a concept that is evident in the story because the narrator killed the old man because the agitation caused by the old man’s eyes. The contrasting colors and the narrator’s actions displays the nervous emotions in both of the works.
The crazed facial expression of the man from the photograph is directly related to the narrator’s mood in the “The Tell-Tale Heart”. The man’s facial expression shows the freaking out of him but in reality it visualizes the craziness of the man. In the story the narrator is psychotic but is trying to convince the reader that he is not crazy. In the story the narrator describes, “If still you think me mad, you will so no longer when I describe the wide precautions I took for the concealment of the body”. The narrator’s action of convincing the reader to believe him shows the extent of his madness. The crazy face expression of man in the picture is the evidence of insanity. Both of the works are related through the irrational facial expression of the man in the picture and the
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