The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe
Human beings have nature which affected by horror. Also, there are some elements which
directly touch human nature and generally used by the writers and the directors. To create a
horrible moment, directors use loudly effects and supernatural creatures but writers use possible
events, murders or possible serial killers’ stories. That’s why, especially stories that come from
old times, have more effects on human nature in the light of horror elements.
The Tell-Tale Heart story by Edgar Allan Poe is a story which created as a Gothic story. He
created this story to add tension and create some suspense in the reader. In a wide aspect, he used
murder event to increase the reader’s tension and use metaphors to creating some suspense on
readers. Poe also didn’t tell this story directly, for instance, he didn’t say that the man's insanity
direct way. He transferred this information to the reader by his “ I heard all things in the heaven
and in the earth.” (para. 2) sentence. Also, he made a metaphor by his “Evil Eye” definition
which means “Evil I”.
As a reader, I can briefly say that Poe knows he can grab the attention and keep high the
tension until the end, even after the end, he made the reader think and hold them in horror feeling.
Poe used possibility for influence the human nature. We have insane people around us but we
don’t know even now. While he used possibility, he also used the real facts. Human beings watch
or read horror stories for lots of reasons. However, Poe used his metaphors and reality card
against to readers.