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The Evil Eye In the story The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe the main character who is also the narrator protagonist is faced with the fear of the old mans eye antagonist Because of this fear the narrator takes severe actions in order to end his fear but on the other hand this fear leads to his demise In the beginning of the Tell Tale Heart the narrator is trying to convince us that he isnt mad but by asking us why we say he is mad and saying I heard all things in heaven and earth I heard many things in hell gives me an impression that he is mad The narrator says that the old man had never wronged or insulted him that it wasnt the old man who bothered him but it was his eye The fact the narrator is repulsed by the evil eye of the old man is reason enough to doubt his character The narrator is struggling with the thought that the evil eye is watching him therefore he comes up with the plan of killing the old man to get rid of the evil eye The story proceeds with the actions of the narrator he describes his clever ways in which he plans to kill the old man The narrator stalks the old man a week before he kills him and tells us precisely how he opens the door oh so gently He also tells us how it took him an hour to place his hand all the way in the door When the narrator finds the old man sleeping each night with that evil eye closed I think the narrator finds peace in knowing that the evil eye isnt watching him It isnt until the old man awakens each day that the fear returns to the narrator and the madness begins again On the eighth night the narrator tells how cautiously he opened
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