Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" Book Review by writingsensation

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"
A review of the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, with specific interest in the character of the Mad Man.
# 75012 | 882 words | 0 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2006 in Literature (General)


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This paper reviews Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart", analyzing the character the Mad Man and the style of writing used by Poe to best portray this character. The utilization of the Mad Man's voice, allowing him to project his state of mind and feelings, makes this short story a remarkable piece of literature.

From the Paper:

"In this paper, the main argument presented is that Poe's writing style is crafted in such a way wherein the Madman tries to project that he still thinks rationally and reasonably, while at the same time betraying himself by talking about his feelings towards the old man's blue eye. Combining both the Mad Man's rational narrative and emotional preoccupation with the old man's old eye, it can be said that Poe, in the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," has shown madness in the point of view of the Mad Man. That is, as he succumbs to insanity, rational thought and emotional preoccupations remained in conflict with each other, later resulting to his breakdown in front of the authorities. Thus, this paper's organization is based on these two themes: one highlighting the Mad Man's rational thoughts, and the other, centering on his emotional instability."

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Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" (2006, November 20) Retrieved February 23, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/edgar-allan-poe-the-tell-tale-heart-75012/

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