In the “Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator believes that a disease has made his senses better, and that his heightened senses helped him plan out the murder of the old man he loves, “The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dulled them” (Poe 884). The narrator states that...
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...r. That the narrator was indeed crazy, he murders a friend, a loved one over an eye. The eye that haunts him day and night, the eye that when it falls on the narrators makes his blood run cold alone drives the narrator crazy. The narrator has a hard time wanting to kill the old man while he is asleep. After the murder, the guilt builds inside the narrator and anxiety increases to the point where he burst out in truth of the murder to the police sitting in the same room as him.
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