Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” has a theme of love and hate. Love is shown in “The Tell Tale Heart” where the narrator talks about the old man. The narrator says, “Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me.” (Poe 3) Hate makes its way into the story when the narrator murders the old man, for no reason but that his eye creeps him out. He fears the old man’s eye so every night he would sneak into the old man’s apartment and secretly observe the man sleeping. In the morning, he would act as if everything were normal. After a week of doing this every night the narrator decides that he must kill the old man. But even after he kills the old man he still holds a hatred for that old man’s eye. “There was no pulsation. He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more.” (Poe 6) In taking precautions the narrator hides the ...
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... Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell Tale Heart. The Montresor of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” held a hatred for his enemy Fortunato and an obsession with the thought of getting his revenge on Fortunato, his hate becomes increasingly more sinister and insuppressible because the cleverness he had, which lead him to mask the hate he had with signs of affection. Obsession can definitely be shown in different ways. As it can be obvious in some ways like as if a person was obsessed with someone or something and they would talk about it all the time. Some peoples obsessions are hidden but they are still there, instead there are just signs of the obsession and it is way less obvious. Like in these two short stories there are obsessions are obvious as we read it but in the moment the other characters in these would have never seen these hidden obsessions.
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