Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart

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In the short story Tell-Tale Heart the narrator Edgar Allan Poe makes a chilling story. About a madman that says he is not insane, but he really is. The Madman thinks he was only nervous and wise. He kills the old man because of his eye. He says “he had the eye of a vulture.”Even though he is going crazy because of the old man’s eye. “He loved the old man,” he says. He blames the old man’s eye for making him want to kill the old man. He says “whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degree-very gradually- I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” After that he made his plan to kill the old man. The old man knew nothing of a sort about he is going to get killed. The old man also didn’t know “every night, just at twelve, I look upon him while he slept.” That what the madman said. He was very cautious “oh, so cautious,” he said. On the eighth night the madman was “more then usually cautious in opening the door.”The madman felt “the extent of his powers of my sagacity.” He was very ready to go and just kill the old man. He opened the door “little by little, and he not even to dream of my…show more content…
Not moving a muscle at all. The madman could tell that the old man was scared, because he could hear his heat beat. He said it sounds so familiar it sounds like you “putting a watch in an envelope in cotton.” “It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum of a drum stimulates the solder into courage.” He says “the old man’s heart must burst.”The madman got scared the neighbor would hear stuff, and then he got worried about that. After that he dragged the old man to the floor. He pulls the heavy bed over the old man’s head to kill him. When the madman knew the old man was dead he smiled gaily. So I guess the madman was happy he killed the old man. So he doesn’t have to deal with the old man’s eye no
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