Unformatted text preview: is that the narrator describes his murdering process in detail, but he does not even mention information about himself, the old man, and the relationship between them. This irony helps establishing an atmosphere of ambiguity. This atmosphere not just develops the horror of the story further, but also helps portraying the story’s theme, which is the studying and understanding of insane people, because it directs us to place ourselves into the story’s situation, which is a successful emotional impact on readers....
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- Spring '11
- The Tell-Tale Heart, old man, Edgar Allan Poe, Tell-Tale Heart