“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe deals with a man’s mental deterioration and his descent into madness. The story focuses on the narrator and his obsessions. It is told from a first person point of view by the protagonist himself. The point of view of the story is important because the reader only has one side of the story to work with. Therefore, the reader only knows what the narrator thinks and sees.
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pretty crazy things much like the narrator. Either way, an obsession isn’t something that merely goes in and out of a person’s mind. This is obvious in the obsessions that the narrator has in Poe’s short story. Whether it was the disbelief in his own madness, the “evil eye,” or the beating heart, none of these things would merely fade away from his mind. They were at the root of his insanity.