I strongly believe that the caretaker/narrator of Edgar Allen Poe’s A Tell Tale Heart is insane for he killed the old man he was taking care of. One reason why the narrator is a bit wrong in the mind is that he took so much pride in planning and executing the murder. For 7 days and nights he would go the old man’s room, spend an hour just putting his head in door, to spy on him. When the police came shortly after the deed was done, the narrator showed them gleefully around the house, saying that old man not dead. “Would a madman have been so wise as this?” (A Tell Tale Heart) I believe that a madman could, since no sane man would lead to police to inches away from where the body lay. The caretaker is mad because he starts to hear voices during the story. After he hides the old man’s body, the caretaker starts to think he hears the man’s heartbeat growing louder and louder. “My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears; but still they sat, and still chatted. The ringing became more distinct : I talked more freely to get rid of the feeling: but it continued and gained definitiveness” (A Tell Tale Heart) The guilt caused him to hear voices and become more insane than before, and also it caused him to confess- something a sane person would not do. Lastly, the caretaker killed the old man because he was disliked the look of the old, filmed over, pale blue eye. Even though old man never did anything that would offend the caretaker, but he killed him anyway. “I love the old man. He 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!” (A Tell Tale Heart) I think it is pycho to kill someone you like just because you don’t like their face! The narrator/caretaker in A Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe is insane because he is responsible for the murder of his caretakee. He takes pride in the murder, hears voices after the murder, and repeatedly says he’s sane.
an innocent citizen. The guy is insane for he killed an old man. My client should be found llegally insane because of his paranoia, and delvsional.
My client should be put in a mental facility because he is insane. One reason why he is a bit wrong in the mind is that he took so much pride in planning and executing the murder. For seven days and nights he would go in his bedroom. Watching him careful. Waiting for the right moment to kill. The poor old man.
My client is also delvsional….
The killer in the story “The Tell Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allen Poe, seems to be criminally insane because no one would kill someone because of the way their eye looks, he said he loved the man, and he was crazy enough to kill him with the man’s very own bed, chop him up, put him in the floorboard, then set right on top of him. The killer was insane because no one should kill someone because their eye looks creepy. “His eye resembled a vulture's eye” said the killer on page 145 second paragraph. He….
Insane or guilty?
Good morning your honor and ladies and gentlemen of the jury, today is the day that the defendant in Edgar Allen Poe’s “ The Tell-Tale Heart” is proven to be insane; using the McNaughton rule the caretaker should be placed in a state hospital for the criminally insane. The McNaughton is a standard to be applied by the jury, after hearing medical testimony from prosecution and defense experts, It states that a presumption of sanity, unless the defense proved otherwise.
Tell-Tale Heart is a story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1843. It is about a young man who killed his landlord because of his eye. Throughout the short story, the young man did many odd and insane things to the old man, which would be considered crazy. This leads many to believe that the young man is indeed insane.
First of all, the young man loved the old man, and said he was never kinder to him before the murder. Even though the young man was extremely close to the old man, he despised his eye….
The Tell Tale Heart Gavin Nicoll
By Edgar Allan Poe
Task: Edgar Allan Poe’ story "The Tell Tale heart" is a classic from a horror genre. Show clearly how the horror is achieved through the author's stylish and skilful characterisation of the narrator.
"The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe was written in 1843 and is about a man that ultimately goes insane over an old man’s eye in which they were friends. The old man’s eye tortures the narrator and drives….
“The Tell-Tale Heart”
In the story of “The tell-Tale Heart” the author Edgar Poe achieved to convince to the reader that the narrator is unreliable. Having the narrator unreliable makes the reader not trust the narrator to tell the objective truth of what is occurring in the story. The narrator tried to justify himself throughout the story that he is not insane which ends up backfiring and makes the reader think that he is insane. When the narrator was explaining the reason why he killed the old….
In the “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is extremely uncanny due to the reader’s inability to trust him. Right from the beggining the reader can tell that the narrator is crazy although the narrator does proclaim that he is sane, the reader obviously tell that the narrator is crazy. Since a person cannot trust a crazy person, the narrator himself is unreliable and therefore uncanny. Also as the story progress the narrator falls deeper and deeper into lunacy making him more and more….
Eng.101 Mr. Cough
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
The behavior of the narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart demonstrates characteristic's that are affiliated with people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. When Poe wrote this story in 1843 obsessive-compulsive disorder and paranoia had not been discovered. However in modern times the characteristics demonstrated by the narrator leads people to believe that he has a mental illness. Poe's narrator….
of American literature. A Virginia gentleman and the son of itinerant actors, the heir to great fortune and a disinherited outcast, a university man who had failed to graduate, a soldier brought out of the army, a husband with an unapproachable child-bride, a brilliant editor and low salaried hack, a world renowned but impoverish author, a temperate man and uncontrollable alcoholic, a materialist who yearned for a final union with God. His fevered imagination brought him to great heights of creativity….