The Tell-Tale Heart Insane

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In the story of the “The Tell-Tale Heart”, written by Edgar Allan Poe, there is a malicious villain who murders a kind-hearted old man. Although the villain has a disease that makes his sense keen there is no factual evidence proving him to be full-blown insane, making him guilty of murder. Like any other murderer, a murderer is a murderer, therefore he is guilty of murder. First of all, at the end of the text the narrator himself, even admits to killing the man. “ ‘Villains!’ I shrieked, ‘dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!’”, is what the narrator says to the police. It’s easy to see how he has been guilty already. No matter if he was insane or not, he admitted to the deed and since he is not lying, he already knew the consequences. Not only, did he admit to the crime, but he also technically admitted to being sane. If he was insane, he wouldn’t have known what he was doing would serve him. Making him well known to his actions. Although his…show more content…
“It was the beating of the old man's heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.” He did not like the fact that the old man had his eye wide open and the “mockery” of the man’s heart made him feel less powerful. This proves another point, to the fact that he is not completely insane. He may act out sometimes, but the only “madness” linked with him, is the fact that he has an over-acuteness of his senses. Furthermore, the narrator did not like the feeling of the bravery coming from the old man. Since his eye vexed him enough, the beating heart made him more furious, causing him to have more irrational reasons to kill him, making him a murderer. This shows how much the narrator knew what he was
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