Can one truly ever get inside Edgar Allan Poe’s head to have a full understanding of what he meant in any of his literary work? One can only try to piece together the deep, dark feelings which he expressed through his poems and stories. When using literary critical thinking to dissect Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, it is found to be slightly intriguing. In this short story, Edgar Allan Poe depicts how guilt and fear can drive a person completely insane all while drawing out a very elaborate plot.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” has been known to be one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most known short stories about a young servant that is simply drives himself mad. The story is told by the young servant, which we can only assume, told this story while in some prison or insane asylum. It takes place at the old man’s house in which the servant lives as well. Although there is a physical setting, one can’t help but picture this story inside the crazy, guilt stricken mind of the narrator also. With this being said, the climax of the story truly takes place within the torture...
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