The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe – Short Stories

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Available in the public domain at: TRUE!-NERVOUS–very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses–not destroyed–not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven

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4 comments on “The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe – Short Stories”

  1. That was a profound and interesting story. The theme was anger, insanity and shame of guilt.
    There is a saying that mad people don’t notice their insanity, just like the main character. He thinks he is a rational person and names the police officers villains.

    • This is so symptomatic of psychopaths or maniacs who are not aware of their asininity or insanity. This short story reminds me of the film, Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which the murderer suffers from a bipolar personality disorder and is not conscious of committing murder.

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