Tell Tale Heart Old Person

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In the short story The Tell Tale Heart, the narrator had some idea to kill the man he loved. The narrator explained that “I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me an insult.” which doesn’t seem like there should be any reason to have even a thought of killing the man. Except he did. The narrator killed the old man. He went into the old man’s house, into his bedroom where he was sleeping, and killed him. Then, the narrator dismembered the body and making sure there wasn’t a trace of blood left.

The whole first paragraph in the short story The Tell Tale Heart is almost dedicated to how much the narrator loves the old man, before he kills him that is. In lines 10-14 it says “He had never wronged me. He had never given me an insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this. He had the eye of a vulture- a pale blue eye with film over it.”, this explains that the narrator didn’t have any revenge to seek on the old man. In this quote it does
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In lines 154-156 the narrator explains that “I took my visitors all over the house. I bade them search-search well. I led them, at length to his chamber. I showed them his treasures, secure, undisturbed.”, in another line he states that “…in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim.”. My prediction is that the narrator isn’t going to tell the police two things, one being that he knows anything about the situation, and two being that he killed the man. In the quotes that were just mentioned it states that the narrator isn’t scared that the police even came to the door, he let them in and even gave them a tour of the house. If the narrator can keep a low profile when it comes to him and the old man, he could keep the secrets