Poe's Short Stories

what is a good introduction for writing an essay about the tell tale heart by edgar allan poe?

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While many of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories are told by narrators who are relatively reliable, the first-person narrator of "The Tell Tale Heart" is completely insane, even though he tries to convince the reader that his careful planning and execution of the murder of his neighbor is completely sane.

It depends on what angle you're taking. I might take the essay backwards and begin with the narrator's arrest; tell the story in flashbacks from the narrators point of view in which we know he's insane, rather than the view where he's attwmotingf to prove he's not.

that would be attempting, sorry....