AMERICAN LITERATURE Name : Mohammad Moosa Ibrahim Madonna Id : 257318 Course Name : American Literature Topic : Read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Masque of the Red Death” Due Date : 8.12.2019 Week 3- The Tell-Tale Heart A nameless person explains that he is extremely nervous was not insane. Rather, the narrator has a "disease" which makes all his senses, especially his hearing, very sensitive. To prove that he is not insane, the narrator shares an event from his past. The narrator has an idea that he can not shake. He loves the old man and has nothing against him. Except…his horrible eye, which is "pale blue with a film over it". The narrator hates the eye and decides to kill the old man to be free of it. To the end, the narrator goes to the old man's room every night at 12am, for seven days. Each night the narrator opens the man's door and puts in a lantern .After the lantern, the narrator puts his head through the doorway, extremely slowly, and then opens the lantern so a tiny beam of light shines on the old man's eye. Each night the old man does not open his eye, so the narrator feels that he can not kill him. On the eighth night, the old man hears the narrator at the door and wakes up. The narrator hangs out there in the dark for a long time, then, with a scream, plunges into the totally dark room, opening the lantern, and shining light on the old man's eye. The narrator drags the old man, who has only screamed once, off the bed, and then pulls the bed on top of the man. When the narrator hears the man's heart stop beating, he removes the bed and checks to make sure the old man is did he really die, which he is. So the narrator cuts him up and hides his remains under the floor. Then three policemen arrives. A neighbor has perceive a scream and call them. The narrator says he screams while he is sleeping, and claims that the old man is out of town. After convincing the cops nothing bad is going down, the narrator brings them into the old man's bedroom, and they all sit down to chat. While they are all shooting the breeze, the narrator starts hearing a terrible
AMERICAN LITERATURE ticking noise, which gets louder and louder until the narrator freaks out, confesses, and points the police to the old man's body, stating that the sound is coming from the old man's heart. “I made up my mind to take the life of old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” In this statement, The way that the man is old, and likely close to death at any rate, makes this harshly amusing. To bite the dust is a certain something, yet to develop old, to spend the last years loathed and detested is another. The Black Cat From his jail cell, the anonymous storyteller is composing the tale of how everything in his life is self-destruct. Since he will kick the bucket the following day, he needs to sort the record out, and reveals to us an amazing account.