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Homework Help: English

Posted by Henry2 on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2:23pm.

I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you very much in advance!


1) Briefly describe the narrator’s personality in Poe’s story The Tell-Tale Heart. Explain what has caused him to feel like this and then focus on how he murders the old man.
What senses are involved in the description of the murder?
2) The narrator of Poe’s story is neither given a name nor is described physically. At the beginning of the novel we get to know that he feels very nervous.
3) A disease caused the acuteness of his senses. However, he wants to prove to the reader that he is not mad. He says that he is obsessed with the pale blue eye of the old man which resembles that of a vulture. The sight of the eye makes his blood run cold.
4) He decides to take the old man’s life for no other reason except that he had (has?) an eye resembling that of a vulture.
5) The senses of sight and hearing are involved in the description of the murder.
6) This creates an atmosphere of tension which is emphasized by the narrator’s insistence on the details of the opening of the door, his lantern and the darkness in the room, the man’s groan in terror and the sound of his heart.

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