Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart

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Not every story we hear is real nor what it seems. A person could calmly and accurately relate a story without an ounce of reality to it or exaggerate facts to make it more fantastic. Before agreeing to a story’s credibility, it is vital that you observe the tone, gestures, and the conviction with which the storyteller is relating the story. It is the reader’s responsibility to distinguish between facts and fiction and realize that, although a story was told in perfect detail does not mean the event was real. A reliable storyteller should be able to give details with clarity and transparency. Being consistent and rational are but few of the characteristics that would give away a reliable story.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, the conviction with which the narrator laid out the events leading to him killing the old …show more content…

Acute hearing and validating the fact that he suffers from nightly terror, “Presently, I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror….It was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul overcharged with awe. I knew the sound well. Many a night, just at midnight, when all the world slept, it has welled up from my bosom, deepening, with its dreadful echo, the terrors that distracted me”, it plagued him each night and in his distorted reality it made him think that the old man is feeling the same way too. The strange noise he thinks he heard that made him excited to uncontrollable terror pushed him to finalize his plan of killing the old man. But the way he described the murder was unbelievably quick and easy for a one man job. There was no struggle save the single shriek. The way he pulled the heavy bed over the old man till he died is like almost impossible, unless he is that huge of a man to pull the heavy mattress by himself, there is no way that it will become a perfect

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