The Tell Tale Heart
Guilt can create suspicion but not always madness
Nair A. Rater
throughout the story the protagonist fells:
"Observe how healthily-calmly I can tell you this whole story" pg.381,Poe
"I took upon him while he slept. Upon the 8th night I was more than unusually cautious"
"I proceeded- with what caution- with what foresight"pg.382,Poe
Tell-Tale- a person or thing (in this case a heart) that maliciously reveals a secret; a tattletale.
Mad- in this context, mad means insane or crazy.
Acute- heightened, sharpened, or extremely sensitive.
Mid evil period
"I turned the latch of his door"
"I put in a dark lantern"
Both on pg. 382,Poe
-At the mans house/in his room
-possibly in a questioning room
Hearken- a figure of speech that means 'listen', or pay close attention.
Conceived- to form or come up with an idea or plan.
Vulture- a large bird of prey; often has a naked head; related to the hawk and eagle. Also, the name which the main character gives to the old man because of his one pale blue eye.
Nair: The main character
The one who is telling the story and the one who killed that man.
The Police man:
The two police men that question the main character.
Fancy- ''fancy'' is a familiar word, but it's used differently in this context; it is an idea; a mental image; a notion or thought.
Foresight- thinking ahead or foreseeing the future.
Dissimulation- the act of hiding the truth; concealing.
thinking he isn't mad
the way he tells the story
When he blurts out that he killed the man
During the time that the police were there
The main character MURDERED someone and is talking about it
The main character is telling his/her story to give someone answers
-Suppression Keeping his secret for that long
Vex- disturb; annoy; or trouble.
Profound- very deep; intellectual.
Sagacity- sound in judgment; wise.
Triumph- victory or success.
Mortal terror- deadly fear; something so frightening that it 'scares you to death.
'Stifled- smothered; made unable to breathe.
Awe- intense fear, terror, or dread.