The Tell-Tale Heart Narrator's Insanity

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In the story The Tell Tale Heart, the narrator and author Edgar Allen Poe tells the story from a first person perspective. Poe explains how he is annoyed by the old man’s pale blue eye. His specific description of the situation and anxiousness, clarifies that there is something wrong. The narrator makes it easy so observed that he is unreliable because of his the obvious insanity.

The narrator’s unreliableness come from the insanity he shows through the entire story. He explains the whole situation through his own eye without anyone else in the story to back him up. He continually explains that he is not insane and is ok, but why would a person of sanity try to persuade someone of their sanity? He chops up the body and tucks him under the