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What goes on in a killers mind This question wonders upon people insociety today Every day a killer has the intention of harming ormurdering an innocent person Many of Edgar Allan Poes stories are darksided Throughout the short story The Tell-Tale Heart by EdgarAllan Poe the narrator produces a massive build-up that keeps thereader restrained in its suspense He uses symbolism irony and imageryto represent how horrifyingly cruel the narrators mind truly isPoe was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts on January 19 1809 Helived a rough life Poes dad abandoned his family when he was two yearsold That same year his mother past he was adopted by the Allan familyHe went on to marry his cousin which was typical in the years he livedin She later died from the disease tuberculosisPoes early life and society may have influenced him to write storiessuch as The Tell-Tale Heart People in society express theiremotions through things they love to do Poe loves to write so heexpresses his feelings through his literature He channels his innerdark human nature with his writings which comes from his early lifePoe uses symbolism in this story to capture his ideas For example thenarrator describes the old mans eye as pale blue with a film or veilover it The old man in this case could have an ulcer but symbolicallyhe has problems with his internal vision or viewpoint on the world Theeye in the story symbolizes power The eye makes the narrators blood runcold and the marrow of his bones are chilledIn this example of symbolism Poe states replaced the boards socleverly so cunningly that no human eye -- not even his -- could havedetected anything wrong Poe 2 The narrator means the eye could seesecret or hidden things at one point of a time The narrator hid the oldmans body in the floor boards thinking no one would find outThe narrator defines the old mans eye as a vulture eye Poe 1
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