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Questions for Discussion: “The Tell-Tale Heart”) 1. How do you tell a normal person from a maniac? (group 1 & 2) 2. What is the most particular of the narrator’s personality? (group 3 & 4) 3. What do we know about the old man? What motivates the narrator to kill him? Is the cause understandable or reasonable to you? (group 5 & 6) 4. Point to the details in the story that reveal the narrator as a person of mental illness. (group 7 & 8) 5. In spite of all his precautions, the narrator does not commit the perfect crime. What trips him up?
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Unformatted text preview: (group 9 & 10) 6. How do you account for the police officers’ chatting calmly with the murderer instead of reacting to the sound that stirs the murderer into frenzy? (group 11 & 12) 7. Give one film or TV series or literary work that portrays a similar figure. (group 13 & 14) 8. What do you think is the sound that causes the narrator’s breakdown? (group 15 & 16) 9. From what point of view is Poe’s story told? Why is the point of view particularly effective for “The Tell-Tale Heart.” (group 17 & 18)...
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