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The Tell-Tale Heart Insane adj 1 afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement was declared insane insane laughter ant sane 2 very foolish harebrained ideas took insane risks behind the wheel a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains syn harebrained mad Dictionary There are numerous ways to prove that a person is insane and The Tell-Tale Heart is only one of them But Edgar Allan Poes short story The Tell-Tale Heart really shows what makes a person insane The Narrators obsession with letting the reader know that he is not insane only adds to the fact that he is SSFS 346 You fancy me mad Madmen knew nothing But you should have seen me You should have seen how wisely I proceededPoe 16 The Narrator is convinced he is sane by describing in detail his plans to kill the old man True -nervous -very very dreadfully nervous I had been and am but why will you say that I am madPoe 13 This first line of the story lets the reader know right off the bat that the Narrator is not insane Not only does this add to the fact that he is insane but it is also ironic There is more irony in the Narrators insanity as well It is ironic that although insane he spends so much time planning out every little detail of the old mans murder Internet Most people would think that if the Narrator were truly insane he would have just gone and killed him with no preparation Yet more evidence proving the Narrators insanity is that he drove himself into confessing the murder by believing that the heartbeat he heard was the old mans not his own Internet That right there is evidence enough to prove the Narrators insanity but there is even more There are many effects of insanity demonstrated by the Narrator that are quite interesting For it was not the old
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