What was the name of the narrator of: " The Tell-Tale Heart"

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I looked through lots of books and magazines for a research to do on Edgar Allan Poe. He was a creepy, yet sorrowful man dying from sadness and lonliness, yet it was his feeling that helped him through the work. It was also his short stories that confused me. I recently read the Tell-Tale Heart, and I needed to do a report on it. I don't even know who the narrator is. What was the name of the narrator of: " The Tell-Tale HEart?"

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2001


You need to dig into the text and into Poe's life a little more deeply. There is no name for any of the characters in the Tell-Tale Heart. The narrator-muderer is obviously mad, somewhat branching off a few tendencies Poe was personally familiar with(The Imp of the Perverse). There is a lot in this story and the way it is told with its double climax(the eye leading to the impusle to kill, the heartbeat of conscience leading to his mad confession), sight and sound symbols, the idea of darkness, suffocation,burial, the haunting, etc. It's not that tough a story! Pick out a few good points.

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2001

the truth is edgar allan poe left no clue of who the narrator is! noone even knows if the narrator is male or female! there was a picture dat showed that it was a man but that was the artist's point of view!

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2001

Okie, So, In Poes Writing, He Usualy Just Writs The Freaking Thing, He Does Not Sit There And Try And Make You Understand Every Last Aspect Of The Charicters, Jeez, Its Just His Way Of Writing, It Would Have Been To Long, And Boring To Be Scary If He Had, C'mon Man, Learn More About Poe Before You Try And Decifer Everything!

Second Off, Hey, That Guy, PE I Think, You Seem To Be Real Active, Drop Me A Line, I'd Like That

Peace, Double D

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2001

please send me an explain & critic of "The Tell-Tale heart"

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2004

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