Essay about The Tell-Tale Heart and Symbolism
The madman that speaks through the entire story talks in an unreliable first person view.
Because of the man's obvious madness you are not sure what is taking place in the …show more content…
Heart". In other Poe works like "The Raven", Poe uses one object and tries to play upon it the most of the plot in the story. The title of the story gives the reader the symbol from the beginning, as the heart. Although he uses the heart as a symbol, Poe also uses other symbolic representations too. From the beginning of the story, the narrator tries to describe his reasoning in killing the old man. "It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. 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. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! 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."
The narrator clearly states