Point of view on The Tell-Tale Heartgreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
I have an essay to write on this story. My question is from whose point of view is the story told and how is that particular way effective for "The Tell-Tale Heart." I really appreciate the help.
-- Anonymous, February 19, 2002
The Tell-Tale Heart is being told simply by a First person narrator. This is extremely effective for this story because it leaves the reader to have to imagine who this character is really supposed to be. Although there are some evident things that can be said about this character. His (the narrator) obsession with noises and the old mans eye is most likely a sign of some kind of dissorder, such as obsessive compolsive or scitso. This is evident when the narrator talks about the old mans eye seeing things. It is believed that the narrator thinks that the old man can see into his soul. Anyways..i have more on it..so let me know if you need some more help.
-- Anonymous, February 20, 2002