Joyce's "Araby" and Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" Analytical Essay by holly

Joyce's "Araby" and Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Examines the theme of frustrated escape in Joyce's "Araby" and Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
# 1914 | 1,195 words | 2 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other))

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This paper explains how Edgar Allan Poe and James Joyce use setting, characters, plot, and symbols in "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "Araby" to establish the theme of frustrated escape.

From the Paper:

"The setting and action of "The Tell-Tale Heart" emphasize frustrated escape by providing a context for the theme. Poe sets the story in a dark Gothic apartment where the action takes place after midnight. Darkness is a metaphor for evil and death; by placing the action at midnight, Poe provides an excellent psychological scenario for murder and madness. "

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