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In Poe's, The Tell-Tale Heart, why did the man hate the old guys eye so much? I know he said it resembled that of a vulture, but that gives him no reason to want to take the man's life so that he wouldn't have to see it anymore. Anyone have an idea?

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2000


He was insane and mad. If it wasnt the eye he saw as evil then it would have been something else. Even after he managed to kill this man and his "evil eye", he once again became agitated and tense with the thought of hearing the heart or the realization of hearing the heart beat. Insanity seems to run in the Poe stories.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2000

I agree with the first person who answered this question. I also believe that he was insane and mad. that is my only explanation I have for this question. no one else in their right mind would want to kill a person just because of their eye.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2000

The evil vulture eye ticked him off cause it was really frickin' creepy. I don't care if you're insane or not, an eye like that is going to appear creepy. Though if you are insane, you're more likely to take great offense to it. The guy in the story hated it so much he thought killing the man was not an unjust way of stopping it.

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2000

First of all, Poe, himself, was not in his right mind. The fact that he diassociated the eye from the man was a creative way of excusing murder. The man in the story obviously is not in his right mind. He choose to take the man's life because he was not thinking of the man's life-only of the eye-he completely cut off the relationship between the two.

-- Anonymous, May 30, 2000

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