The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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In Edgar Allan Poe's "A Tell-Tale Heart" what does the eye symbolize?

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The eye symbolizes the narrator's fear of death. Though the narrator claims to have no grudge against his roommate, ("He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire") he is disturbed to madness by the sight of him.

Poe's skin-crawling descriptions say it all: "One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture—a pale blue eye with...

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