Caleb HvizdakProfessor BakerENG 1022/24/19SensesIn The Tell Tale Heart, Poe has the narrator explain why he has not lost his mind. The narrator justifies his wrong doings by explaining why he had to murder the old man. Throughout the story the narrator talks about how he could not have lost his mind because he still has his senses. As the story goes on the narrator senses become stronger and stronger.The narrator believes that as long as he has his senses he still has his mind. The narrator uses his keen senses to back up his sanity. “The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dulled them” (37). The narrator believes that his senses are even becoming stronger. “Above all was the sense of hearing acute” (37). Poe uses the narrator’s senses for reasoning to kill the old man. As long as the narrator has his sense he believes that it justifies his actions whether they’re right or wrong.