EDGAR ALLAN POE
Edgar Allan Poe was a genius. He was a very skillful artist that has created remarkable short stories. No one has outdone him in creating an atmosphere of morbid horror in such tales as in ?The Tell-Tale Heart?. Edgar Allan Poes name is synonymous with horror, dark and macabre. He has perfected the psychological thriller. One of Poe?s most famous stories is ?The Tell-Tale Heart? in which a maniacal murderer is subconsciously haunted into confessing his guilt. The story is more than just a scary story. It?s a detailed masterpiece. It contains motifs such as the eye, the heart, the unstable narrator, and the ambiguous time.
One of his most common motifs is the eye. Sometimes referred to as an “orb,” the eye has long been considered a window to the soul. To the narrator the old man?s eye is evil and the narrator fears it. Through the narrator, Poe describes this eye, ?One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture-a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold.? The belief of the evil eye centers around the idea that those who possess the evil eye
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