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An Analysis of the Tell Tale Heart

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An Analysis of the Tell Tale Heart

One maybe considered sane to some and completely insane in the perception of others. Sanity is all based within the eye of the beholder. A person that is completely insane does not necessarily know that their insane. In all actuality they usually believe that the people around them are the one's who are insane and that they are out to get them. It is said that if one truly mentally believes that they are sick that in turn that person will become physically sick as well. The human mind is a very powerful thing and should not be taken lightly.

In this short story one is lead to fabricate many different ideas about the characters within it. Usually, these characters are faced with situations that give the reader an insight into their true character. The narrator of the story is faced with a fear. His fear is the image of the Old Man's Eye. The measures that this narrator takes in order to repress his fear may lead one to believe that he suffers from some sort of mental illness. The very fact that this narrator is so repulsed by the old man's eye, which he refers to as the evil eye, is some what of a justifiable reason to be suspicious of his character.


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