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The Tell-Tale Heart

Summary: Explores the story The Tell Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe. Discusses the nameless, genderless, and ageless killer that narrates the story. Describes why his portrayal is appealing due to Poe's first person narrative.
'The Tell Tale Heart' is a story about a man who killed an old man just because he didn't like the way his eyes looked like. The main character speaks about madness as being a gift and not a kid of disability for example in lines 2 - 4 he says: ' but why would you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dulled them'. This person is trying to persuade us that the disease isn't bad. The mad man killed the old man and then cut him up and put him under the floorboards of the house.

In 'The Tell Tale Heart' the main character remains nameless, genderless, and ageless, he thinks that he has done the right thing by killing the old man and that he got rid of the 'evil eye'. The main character is very confident about what he has done...

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