The Tell-Tale Heart

Written By: Edgar Allan Poe

Summary

Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a story that keeps readers interested. In the beginning, he is going crazy about a old man's eye that he can not stand one bit and says "why will you say that I am mad?"

Towards the middle of the story he is planning his mischevious plan of murder. The blue eye makes the murderer mad every day when he sees it. The muderer then says, "You fancy me mad."

At the end of this interesting story, the murderer confesses to his bad deeds because he goes crazy and all he hears is the old mans heart beats. One of the last quotes before he confesses his deeds is "dissemble no more! I admit the deed!--here, here!--it is the beating of his hideous heart!". Edgar's story kept the readers interested throughout the whole story because all it did was get more interesting.