The Tell Tale Heart Insanity Analysis

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Why would anyone think that just because someone is calm, means that they aren’t insane? Insanity for the narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart is questionable. However, there is more evidence to support that he is insane. For one, his reasons for his actions are illogical. Second, he is unaware of his surroundings. Third, the narrator’s emotions go above and beyond what is expected. Some may think that the narrator is sane. Nonetheless, what this argument fails to consider is it’s own flaws. The evidence points more towards insanity. To begin, evidence shows that his reasons for his actions are illogical. His fear of the eye is the main reason why the narrator wanted to kill the old man. At one point he says, “For his gold I had no desire.