Real Fears

"The Tell Tale Heart" and "The Serial Killer" By: Dev Patel

Fear Statement of "The Tell Tale Heart"

The fear of of being discovered for the murder of the old man is seen in "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe when the narrator panics, believing that the police men must also hear the heartbeat of the old man he killed and knows his guilt.

Excerpts from the story

"Oh God! What could I do? I foamed--I raved--I swore! ... It grew louder--louder--louder!"


"...the noise arose over all and continually increased. It grew louder --louder --louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! --no, no! They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!"


"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! --here, here! --it is the beating of his hideous heart!"

Fear Statement of "The Serial Killer"

The fear of the narrator is still relevant today and can be seen in the movie "Serial Killer", when Jerry is afraid of getting caught for the murder he did.
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Explanation

Jerry is scared he will get caught for the murder he has committed in the woods. He thought his pets were mocking him just like the narrator thought the police men laughing were mocking him for getting caught for the murder of the old man.