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TRUE--nervous very very dreadfully nervous I had been and am but why will you say that I am mad Edgar Allen Poe shows us the dark part of human kind Conflict with in ones self state of madness and emotional break down all occur within this short story The narrator of the story is a mad man that is haunted by his idea that the old man has an evil eye There are two conflicts that occur with the story internal and external The internal conflict is the narrators guilt over killing the old man forces him to believe that he hears the dead mans heart beating I talked more quicklymore vehemently but the noise steadily increased Ones owns conscience can only take so much before the person breaks down Oh God What could I do I foamedI ravedI swore I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting and grated it upon the boards but the noise arose over all and continually increased The external conflict is the eye itself the narrator feels that the old mans eye is always watching him in turn makes him think he can read his mind It was openwide wide openand I grew furious as I gazed upon it I saw it with perfect distinctnessall a dull blue with a hideous veil over it that chilled the very marrow in my bones A madman can only take so much when he fixated on an eyeState of madness is very implicit in this case The fact that the narrator was way too overly patient and dedicated to stalking the old man night after night at midnight seven days before he decides to commit his evil deed Was obviously the act of a keen madman Oh you would have laughed to see how cunningly I thrust in I moved it slowlyvery very slowly so that I might not disturb the old mans sleep It took me an hour to
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