"The Tell Tale Heart" Analytical Essay by APSU

"The Tell Tale Heart"
An analysis of the short story "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe focusing on the theme of conscience.
# 9768 | 821 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The writer provides a brief description of the story and shows that in the last paragraph, one can tell that the character's conscience comes into play, thus driving him to confess. The writer states that the conscience is the reason why the narrator in "The Tell Tale Heart" gave himself away.

From the Paper:

"Through out Poe's story, one recognizes that the man, who is identified as the narrator, is a bit fanatical. One can tell this by the events in the story. The narrator looking at the man in his sleep, paying close attention to his eye, and the brutal way that the narrator killed the poor man, is just mere justification that this man is indeed crazy. But no matter how mad the man is, is the truth will always come to surface in the end because ones conscience will always play a role in finding the truth."

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