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the use of the first person narration in poe's stories leads us to sympathise with the characters. discuss.   the short stories i'm doing is 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Cask of the Amontellado'

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A reader sympathizes with the narrator because of the first-person narration, a technique commonly used by writers to help the reader not only get into the head of the main character, but also to make the reader feel that character's emotions. Once we feel a connection with that character, we are automatically, psychologically made to sympathize with that character.  From a psychological standpoint, the repetitive reading of the word "I" in first-person narration makes...

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