• Por Antonio Méndez



Book Review from ViajeLiterario-AlohaCriticon

The Tell-Tale Heart psychological terror short story told by a first person narrator that deals with the thoughts of an insane man obsessed with the eye of the aged man he lives with. The protagonist finally kills the old man, quarters and hides his body.

The most interesting thing about this text written by Edgar Allan Poe in the year 1843 is the meticulous description of the internal emotions and behavior of the psychotic related by himself in a detailed style in order to attempt to defend his sanity.

Although the presentation of the characters and the considerations on the motivations of the murderer are minimal, the situation of obsession and guilt is masterly related with an interesting introductionin the form of an intimate confession, an intense development into the murderer’s mind and the climax confirming the mental state of the confessor.

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