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Insane?

Summary: Essay discusses the sanity of the main character in "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe.
Edgar Allen Poe is the author of the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart." Throughout his works, Poe characteristically uses dark, gloomy themes, which can be seen clearly in this story. In brief, The Tell-Tale Heart is about a man who lives and takes care of an old man, who he wants to kill not because of relationship reasons, but because of the old man's vulture eye. "One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture -- a pale blue eye with a film over it." This eye which he describes as wicked is the reason why the narrator spends seven nights in the old man's bedroom carefully watching him, and eventually on the eighth night kills him and places his dismembered body under the floor boards. The narrator of this story is disturbed because of his obsessive behavior towards the old man's eye, yet he insists that he...

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