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I'm looking for the subject of The Tell-Tale Heart.I've searched different sites but couldn't find the subject of it.I need the answer as soon as possible(in two days).I would also appreciate any additional information. Thanks. Parvanak

-- Anonymous, October 03, 2000



-- Anonymous, October 03, 2000

The purpose of the ell tale heart is ... after his wife died some said that he became crzy. but i believe different i don't think he went crazie but t6hat he missed her graetly and was sad and wrote a story about what he was feeling.

-- Anonymous, October 03, 2000

I believe that the story is an attempt on Poe's part to express pent up feelings his felt regarding his stepfather John Allen. All the history I've read indicated that he had a stormy relationship with Mr. Allan.

-- Anonymous, October 06, 2000

Hi~ the subject of "the tell-tale heart" is that the narrarator finds himself yurning to kill and old man because of his "wicked eye". he claims to like the old man very much though.... he keeps saying that he's not crazy and that his sences are all but dulled. at night, he creeps into the old man's room, little by little. one night, the old man awakes. the narrarator sits in the silence, then kills the old man. he buries him under the floor. when the police come by, he finds himself to be so cunning as to invite them in for tea. he begins hearing the heartbeat through the floor, goes insane, and confesses.

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000


that site is entirely about the tell-tale heart.....it focuses on all the necessary aspects at least in breif and has a couple of links (at least one really good one) to critical essays about the short story.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

the subject is about a person kills a man and burys him under the ground. police then come to find the dead body and that person starts thinking he hears the heart of the man he killed beating. (even though its only his own he can hear his own heart because hes nervous)

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2001

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