The Tell Tale Heart and A Confession Found In A Prison In The Time Of Charles II

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Compare and Contrast The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and A
Confession Found In A Prison In The Time Of Charles II by Charles
Dickens
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We have looked at two different short stories by two different
authors. The first story is called ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar
Allan Poe and the second is called ‘A Confession found in a prison in
the time of Charles II’ by Charles Dickens. I have found out that that
they both have a murder theme in common. There are also other similar
themes between the two poems such as early confessions.

The plot in ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ is about a mad man that has the
motive to kill an old man because of the look of his eye. We
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The boy could also be a problem in the
future.

We know quite quickly that all is not well for both narrators because
they both hint of the outcome, and confess early. In ‘A confession
found in a prison in the time of Charles II’ the narrator says ‘I will
set down the naked truth without disguise’ showing that he will reveal
the whole story. He also says ‘My name is written in the black-book of
death,’ which shows that he is line for execution for something that
he has done wrong. The same sort of theme applies for ‘The Tell-Tale
Heart’ when the narrator quotes ‘How calmly I can tell you the whole
story.’ This shows that something is going to be confessed in the near
future.

Both authors use short sentences at the beginnings of their stories.
They use this writing technique to build tension. This is shown better
in the ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ line 15 where he starts of the paragraph
with three sentences in the first line. ‘Now this is the point. You
fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing.’

In ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ the only relationship is between the old man
and the narrator. They seemed to be good friends at the beginning of
the story, as the narrator claims to ‘Love the old man.’ ‘He had never
wronged me’ shows that the old man had never done anything to offend
the narrator or to turn the narrator against him. This shows that the
relationship…

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