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how does telltale heart reflect the romantic period?

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2001


It does because it does and thats the reason it does. He was dumb like all the other writters of the time... only knew two things 1+1=2 and 3+2=4

He invented the idea of russian submarines with screen doors

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2001

Poe was not a stupid writer, he was briliant and attended hardvard, its romantic because the narator was mad with passion in killing the old man who he loved because of the hidiouse eye, if you read ann rice (the author of the vampire chronicles) they also discribe the drinking of blood very romantic and killing the one person who cared for him becasue the eye drove him mad is ramantic in a sick sort of way, and that story kicks ass

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2001

this story is the shiet! the guy killed the old man and thats cool...the old man is dead. dead!!!

-- Anonymous, November 27, 2001

the relation between A Telltale Heart and the romantic period in liturature isn't that the story has any romantic elements. a telltale heart was written in a literary style known as romantism which is contempory to the early to mid 1800s. romantism, simply being a piece of writting in which characters are dipicted in very ordinary terms, day to day life, very discriptive, gothic element as well

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2002

I am the pumpkin king

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2002

Telltale Heart, like many of its day, reveals to us a part of ourselves that we like to keep hidden, even From ourselves—the bizarred twist of morality in which we ponder things we'd never admit to, never voice, never dare act out. The romantic period was one in which life, all its forms and facets, was lived with passion, with a sense of richness and fullness... of color. Though Poe dealt with death and murder, it reflects, again, the romantic period in its illuminating the sense within us of indulgence. In this case, it was induglence of a stray thought, "Murder" and the self-induglent planning and carrying out of said murder. Even the eventual "beating" of the heart and subsequent episode of admitting guilt was a giving in to overpowering emotions. The romantic era itself was one of boundarilessness in terms of indulgence.

-- Anonymous, November 08, 2002

You know what's a funny word..........peenuz.

-- Anonymous, October 09, 2003


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