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what is the full interpretation of the short story "the tell tale heart? how is the lady related to the old man? why did she kill the old man? on the 3rd paragraph it stated,"you fancy me mad.madmen know nothing" what does it mean?please give a brief and short interpretations immediately. i will wait for it today. thank you!

-- Anonymous, March 23, 2000



I am interested to know what led you to believe that the narrator was of the story was female. I don't mean to say that it wasn't, for the references to first person or "I" do not indicate gender throughout the tale and there seems to be no particular clue to either male or female. Just curious, really.

If you are still looking for the analysis, You may wish to try the Poe Decoder website. You will find a well written summary of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Ms. Martha Womack. While I don't personally agree with all of her conclusions, it is insightful and thought provoking. You may find it useful and can find it at:

Good luck.

-- Anonymous, March 29, 2000

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