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The Tell-Tale Heart

            It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted.
             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. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by.
             degrees "very gradually "I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid.
             myself of the eye for ever. (Paragraph 2).
             One of the strangest aspects of Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Tell-Tale Heart- is that the narrator gives himself up at the end after being extremely cautious in hiding the evidence of his crime. After reading this paragraph, one would easily come to the conclusion that the man was disturbed, if not completely mad. Although he vehemently persists that a disease had sharpened his senses, it is obvious that the illness left some negative effects on his brain. Using an interesting form of conflict, Poe produces this theme: no matter how hard one tries, he cannot escape his own conscience. .
             In "The Tell-Tale Heart,"" Edgar Allan Poe produces a truly perplexed conflict within the narrator. Poe builds the foundation for the conflict by saying, "Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire."" The narrator is explaining to the reader that there was no reasonable explanation for the events that took place. It does not cross his mind that because there was no adequate justification, then he was obviously insane because of his obscure motivations. Ironically, the narrator also uses this statement as somewhat of a reassurance that he is sensible. Throughout the first few paragraphs of the story, the narrator is trying to explain to the reader that he is not insane; however, similar to the first few paragraphs, this statement only impresses upon the fact that he is deranged.

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