“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it” ( Albert Einstein ). In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the reader response theory helps the reader to come to the idea that the mentally ill are having a hard time facing reality. In this story is taken when the narrator was told that they are mad (in sense of crazy). So the Narrator explains that statement is not true by telling a story from the passed. The Narrator and an old man that were roommate, but the Narrator has been getting a bad pain. Assuming the pain is coming from the old man’s eye, which makes the narrator to stalk the old man every night. Then murder the man, chump up the body parts, put the parts under the flooring and play it off all cool when the cops show up. At the moment things are going out so well the Narrator began to start to hear the old man’s heart beat. The sound goes on and on, beating sound that cannot stop which drive the Narrator insane leading to him to show the body to the cops and confess. In this conclusion which is significant because of the actions, beliefs, and desire. The moment the Narrator wants to show that they’re not crazy is by telling the audience how they do it. ” How, then, am i mad? Hearken! And observe how healthily–how calmly I can tell the whole story” ( Edgar Allan Poe). This quote is explaining that when hearing one thing can offend someone and send them to go on a story on why it’s not true.. The narrator gets told that they’re crazy But doesn’t believe it. So they try proving that is not true by giving steps of an major passed event. ” Every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it– oh, so gently!”(Edgar Allan Poe). This quote describes how the mental ill don’t see the wrong after telling what they have done from their actions. They’re ignoring the tone of there actions in order to prove a point. The narrator simply tells that they’re stalking the old man but doesn’t see it as talking more like checking up. “I than took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings. I than replace the boards so clevely, so cunningly, that no human eye–not even his– could have detected anything wrong” ( Edgar Allan Poe). this sentence is explaining how the mind can turn a wrong doing to seem a good one. That the mentally ill will do things without a second thought. Narrator describe action in order to solve the problem but doesn’t see how wrong it actually is. This means their actions are not influenced by the sense of humanity.Then they don’t follow logic so into their belief, which is why the Narrator did what they did. “I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of vulture–a pale blue eye, with a film over it” ( Edgar Allan Poe). This quote explaining that beliefs can lead to buzzar answer to questions that can’t be answered. That the narrator is getting pain by the old man but not the old man entirely only the old man’s eye is able to give physical pain just buy having the eyeball exist. The longer the eye is around the Narrator, the more the Narrator is not as peace. “I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth”( Edgar Allan Poe). This quote explaining that beliefs can give illusions of having inhuman abilities. The narrator is able to have the ability to hear heaven and earth. That heaven is truly able to hear in a distance and have super hearing like superman to heart the world. That the person is a greater individual than others, even though they’re all the same. Their beliefs are most of the time leaded by desire which can take them so far. “I placed my hand upon the heart and held it there many minutes. There was no pulsion. He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more.” (Edgar Allan Poe). this quote explains that even after knowing the target or object is not a live, the mentally ill can be obsess over it. The narrator is driven to murder the old man because they’re in desire to get rid of the old man’s eye. In order to feel better, they must get rid of it.” No doubt i now grew very pale,– but i talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice. Yet the sound increased–and what could i do?” (Edgar Allan Poe). This quote is explaining that even after knowing the problem is dealt with, the problem hasn’t been solved. The Narrator was obsessed over the old man the entire time and lead him to desire to get rid of him because of the bad pain. As well the desire to murder the a man due to having a weird eye. At the end even after death he still has the desire of the old man and convence he can hear the heart. Which made the Narrator to confess to the authority he murdered the old man and shown them the body. In conclusion the reader come to the idea that the mentally ill are having a hard time facing reality. Which is they can’t seem to grasp the bigger picture of what they have done. As you see i have proven it in actions, beliefs, and desire. The action is shown as the right thing to do. When things get tough for someone and cant be solved be in a great way. The beliefs is making suggestions on things that makes the problem seem understandable. That things are not apply to logic and reasoning of life. The desire is a goal which came from there beliefs. The desire that help them determine the actions needed to do. As well of knowing what their beliefs drives the desire to go great lengths. After knowing these parts of that person it’s up to the audience to decide if the person is in fact crazy or not. Also if the person is a genius or mentally ill.
July 31, 2019 0 Comments