But what makes “A Tell-Tale Heart” unique is that Poe delves into the rawest and darkest avenues of human nature and emotion, showing us a point of view that is disturbing, while still managing to be creative and original. Look no further than the quote, “Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! - no, no! They heard - they suspected! - they knew! - they were making a mockery of my horror!” (Para 17) It is quotes like these that show us a man who is truly terrified to the core and someone who is dealing with these emotions in their rawest state for the first time.
Unutoa 3 In addition to the narrator's emotional rollercoaster, he tries to justify his actions by trying to convince himself that he is not crazy, that it is just simply the eye he wants to get rid of. “He had never wronged me, he had never insulted me- For his gold I had no desire. I had made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” (Para 1) It seems like he is trying to explain his love for the old man, yet his eye bothers him so much to the point where he has to kill him. Only a mentally ill person would feel the need to commit murder because of the uncomfortableness of an eye. The strange thing about this is, the narrator makes it seem like he is a stable and normal guy despite his disturbing thoughts and actions. Poe allows the readers to put there own insight on whether or not he is insane. It is no excuse to commit crimes but when you are mentally ill, it is not one hundred percent your fault. Although
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