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The Tell-Tale Heart

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Jonathan Perez

on 11 January 2015

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Transcript of The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale

Literary Analysis
What is it?
Literary Analysis
is looking more into detail to expand the story and know the true meaning behind it.
The Mad man and Old man have always liked each other. The Mad man was only bothered by the Old mans eye. He describes the eye as a pale blue eye, like a vultures eye. This drove the Mad man insane, he started having these thoughts to kill him. So he planned it all in his mind on how to. The Mad man sucked up to the Old man on the week he planned to get rid of the Old man. The Mad man decided to finally do it during night time. While the Old man was sleeping, the Mad man dragged the Old man out of his bed and placed the heavy bed on top the Old man. A minute later the Old man was finally dead. The Mad man dismembered the corpse and hid the body parts under his floor. A knock came at the Mad mans door, he opened the door and police officers came in because a noise was heard from the neighbor. The Mad man played it cool and it was working, but the officers would not leave yet. The Mad man began to feel pale and wished to be alone. Something bothered the Mad man, it was the guilt he felt for killing the Old man. The Mad man couldn't take it any longer and confessed the the police on what he did to the Old man.
The Mad man -
The Police Officers -
The Old man -
Main character of the story who kills the Old man
An innocent old man who was a victim of murder
Knock on the mad mans door to see if anything was wrong
Main Conflict
The main conflict of the story was that the Mad man was bothered from the Old mans eye.
A piece of evidence from the text: "I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture-a pale blue eye, with a film over it."

The most fascinating part of this story for me is mainly the beginning of it.

"I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?",

"Now this is the point you fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing."

I picked these two sentences from the story cause it is what i like the most from the story. I like the fact that he doesn't think he is a madmen, just because he planned everything out in his mind. He thinks people who are mad, just kill the person without planning at all.
I picked this video because i thought it was great to show what i liked the most from the story, which was the beginning.
Jonathan Perez
Arthur: Edgar Allan Poe
For the symbolism of the story I picked the title of the story. The title "The Tell-Tale Heart" is not just a title. The title stands for something more. The way I see it, is that the title means the beat of the old mans heart. It shows how the old mans heart was beating from fear.
What I imagined the most from this story was
the part the Madman was talking with the cops.
I could imagine the Madman going crazy from guilt
and shouting to the cops that he was responsible for the
Old mans death.
"He had the eye of a vulture."
The tone of the story and author is dark. As you read this story all the images you imagine in your head would be a dark and creepy looking image.
Theme of the story is that it is very hard to escape guilt. It makes you feel horrible. Sooner or later you have to tell someone to get rid of it.
Figure of speech
Tone and Theme
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