The theme of "the tell-tale heart", a gothic fiction story by Edger Poe is that you shouldn't commit a crime because in the end the guilty conscience could drive you insane. In paragraph 17, the narrator states that, "But any thing was better than this agony! Any thing was more tolerable than this derision! I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer! I felt that I must scream or die!—and now—again— hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!" This means that he is going insane because of the agony of living with his crime. In the end, you should not commit a crime because it will "haunt" you forever.
the man is perfectly fine but the giant eyeball drives him insine. This gets him thinking...
The narrator starts the story with true question to get us to believe the story. The story starts out with am I mad?
yay! he is gone
The narrator likes the guy but the guys eye drives him insane. This is called a contrast and contradiction.
why did they send us hear! he's not suspecious at all!
The heart is getting louder.
The narrator walks into the old mans room and sees his eye like it is watching him. By now, the narrator is going really insane.
I'M MAD I TOLD YOU!
when the mad man kills the guy with the big eye.
He could hear the mans heart beating under the ground when the cops were at his house.
The narrator confesses that he killed the man and he goes to jail