Difference between revisions of "The Tell-Tale Heart"

From TheAlmightyGuru
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(5 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
[[Image:Tell-Tale Heart, The - Harry Clarke.jpg|thumb|256x256px|Illustration by Harry Clarke.]]
 +
 
'''''The Tell-Tale Heart''''' is a short story written by [[Edgar Allan Poe]] and published in 1943. The tale is told by a clearly disturbed narrator who murders an old man because of the way the old man's eye looks, and then hides the corpse, but begins having delusions related to his crime, but all the while insists that he's not crazy.
 
'''''The Tell-Tale Heart''''' is a short story written by [[Edgar Allan Poe]] and published in 1943. The tale is told by a clearly disturbed narrator who murders an old man because of the way the old man's eye looks, and then hides the corpse, but begins having delusions related to his crime, but all the while insists that he's not crazy.
 +
 +
==Personal==
 +
I had seen this story referenced and parodied many times in movies and TV shows, but it wasn't until around 2017 that I actually read it. It did not live up to the hype.
 +
 +
==Status==
 +
This story is in the public domain. I don't own a physical copy of it, but I have listened to an audio book.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
Line 8: Line 16:
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* No reason is given to why the narrator murders the old man, other than his eye, which the narrator doesn't like. I assume this was does purposely to make the narrator seem more crazy, but it just makes the violence seem even more senseless, which I don't like in fiction.
+
* No reason is given to why the narrator murders the old man, other than his eye, which the narrator doesn't like. I assume this was does purposely to make the narrator seem completely crazy, but it just makes the violence entirely senseless, which I don't like in fiction.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* The story is just depressing and dark for no reason. At least with Poe's similar work, [[The Black Cat]], he tried to impart a moral, but here it's just a story about a crazy person murdering someone else.
+
* The story is just depressing and dark for no reason. At least with Poe's similar work, ''[[The Black Cat]]'', he tried to impart a moral, but here it's just a story about a crazy person murdering someone else.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Tell-Tale Heart, The - Harry Clarke.jpg|Illustration by Harry Clarke.
 
 
Tell-Tale Heart, The - Murraycita.jpg|Illustration by Murraycita.
 
Tell-Tale Heart, The - Murraycita.jpg|Illustration by Murraycita.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tell-Tale_Heart en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tell-Tale_Heart] - Wikipedia.
+
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tell-Tale_Heart}}
 +
{{Link|GoodReads|https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/391729.The_Tell_Tale_Heart_and_Other_Writings}}
 +
{{Link|LibriVox|https://librivox.org/horror-story-collection-002}}
 +
 
 
* [https://poestories.com/read/telltaleheart poestories.com/read/telltaleheart] - Complete text.
 
* [https://poestories.com/read/telltaleheart poestories.com/read/telltaleheart] - Complete text.
* [https://librivox.org/horror-story-collection-002 librivox.org/horror-story-collection-002] - LibriVox.
 
  
  
Line 28: Line 37:
 
[[Category: Fiction|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 
[[Category: Fiction|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 
[[Category: Short Stories|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 
[[Category: Short Stories|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
[[Category: Horror|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
+
[[Category: Media Theme - Horror|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 
[[Category: Books I've Read|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 
[[Category: Books I've Read|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 +
[[Category: Public Domain|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]
 +
[[Category: Books That Fail the Bechdel Test|Tell-Tale Heart, The]]

Latest revision as of 08:54, 29 April 2020

Illustration by Harry Clarke.

The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1943. The tale is told by a clearly disturbed narrator who murders an old man because of the way the old man's eye looks, and then hides the corpse, but begins having delusions related to his crime, but all the while insists that he's not crazy.

Personal

I had seen this story referenced and parodied many times in movies and TV shows, but it wasn't until around 2017 that I actually read it. It did not live up to the hype.

Status

This story is in the public domain. I don't own a physical copy of it, but I have listened to an audio book.

Review

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • Nothing.

Bad

  • No reason is given to why the narrator murders the old man, other than his eye, which the narrator doesn't like. I assume this was does purposely to make the narrator seem completely crazy, but it just makes the violence entirely senseless, which I don't like in fiction.

Ugly

  • The story is just depressing and dark for no reason. At least with Poe's similar work, The Black Cat, he tried to impart a moral, but here it's just a story about a crazy person murdering someone else.

Gallery

Links

Link-Wikipedia.png  Link-GoodReads.png  Link-LibriVox.png