The Insane Man In The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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Essay 2 The crazy killer man ``The-Tell-Tale Heart`` by Edgar Allan Poe, is the story that is narrated by a crazy man. He claims he is just nervous, and he is not insane. Every night he goes to the old man's apartment, and puts his head through the doorway slowly to find out that the old man‘s eye is open or not. On the eighth night, the old man hears the narrator at the doorway and unfortunately, he opens his eye. The narrator puts the bed on top of the old man, and removes the bed when the heart of the old man stops beating. Then the narrator cuts up the body of the old man and hides the body parts under the floor.
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I heard many things in hell `` (Poe 1128). He confesses to hear the unusual sounds that prove he has a severe mental illness and makes delusions. He is also unreliable because he can mask his true feeling and motives as he claims that `` I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him`` (1128). He confesses that he can hide his actual intention to deceive the other people. Therefore his ability to act and speak to hide the truth proves that he is an insane person and he is not reliable. Furthermore, his motives to kill the old man are odd and different to the average normal person, as he mentions that ``I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture`` (Poe 1128). He separates mentally the old man from his eyes and thinks they are two different beings. Then he kills the old man because of his extreme fear of the old man eyes. He explains that his motives to kill the old man are not an ordinary motive like the other people and illustrates that `` Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no
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