The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Why does the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" greet the old man so heartily every morning?

Expert Answers info

Gretchen Mussey eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2015

write9,433 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Law and Politics

The mentally deranged narrator initially decides to brutally murder the defenseless old man because he cannot stand looking at his "vulture" eye, which is pale blue and has a film over it. The unreliable narrator attempts to convince the audience of his sanity by describing how he planned...

(The entire section contains 148 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial