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