Poe's Short Stories

tell tale heart

what is theme statement?

and what quotation from the story describes the main character?

identify and explain any instances of irony in the story?

how does the setting of tell tale heart affect the event and/or characters?

identify what type of conflict tell tale heart have and explain?

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Gradesaver has a complete and detailed page dedicated to Poe's themes. You should find everything you need to complete question number one by reading through the link provided below.

As far as the main character, I believe the quotation below illustrates his mental condition in a very precise way:

"I knew what the old man felt, and pitied him, although I chuckled at heart.

Please limit your questions to no more than two per question module.


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