Poe's Poetry

What is the reliability of Poe’s narrators?

Specfic examples in Poe's the stories below how the narrator is either reliable or unrealiable.

William Wilson

The Man of the Crowd

A Descent into the Maelstrom

The Pit in the Pendulum

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

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None of Poe's narrators are reliable: that is perhaps why his stories are so enjoyable. The reader quickly concludes that his narrators are mentally unstable and the great part is figuring out in what ways. Consider the story The Tell-Tale Heart. The narrator wants to kill his room mate because he doesn't like his eye!