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Horror and suspense-filled movies books and stories are Americas favorite form of entertainment One of the most famous American writers is Edgar Allen Poe who wrote the two famous stories The Tell- Tale Heart and The Black Cat In the The Tell- Tale Heart and The Black Cat narrative and imagery is used to express the main characters eerie sense of evil Both stories lack moral sentiment yet describe conscience They also make one tremble with fear and think with suspenseThe Tell- Tale Heart is about a crazy man who was insanely convinced that an old sick man had an evil eye Poe begins the story True I am Nervous- Very Nervous This tells the reader that the story is written in the first person The crazy man is nervous because he killed the sick old man He did not just kill him but he buried him in the floor of the old mans room This was ironic because the crazy man was the old mans caretaker Also he was not supposed to kill him his job was to take care of himThe police were called to go to the house because of the loud noises The crazy man finally confessed to the police when they were about to leave He said that he heard the beating of the old mans heart It was really his conscience because the old man was dead Although Poe wrote this story in a horrifying manner he shows how the incredible evil in the narrator is matched by his torturing conscience Poe refers to this as perversity The murder is content with his crime but then wants to reveal it due to his annoying consciencePoe writes with extreme detail so having the main character tell the story is helpful In Tell- Tale Heart the crazy man is the narrator He discusses his obsession to kill the old man and later describes his conscience eating away at him As the
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