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I have read the story the "Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and I was wondering how the theme of romanticism is incorporated in it. Thank you!

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2003


There is no theme of romanticism in it, it is about how things you do in the past can't be changed.

-- Anonymous, November 25, 2003

I'm not too well versed with Romanticism. But this answer does make sense. Romanticism, as opposed to Neoclassism (which was the era of logic and reason), was about the imagination and emotion. It is not so much a theme, as it is a era of literature (other great writers of that era to give some insight: William Blake, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many many MANY more - this was a short period, I think lasting only from 1800-1850, but it changed literature). The story "The Tell-Tale Heart" is definately a prose from that era. It was the narrator showing his detailed emotions about what was going through his head - there was no logic, no sense. It was raw and to the core of human emotions. Hope that helps...

-- Anonymous, November 26, 2003

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