"The Tell-Tale Heart" Literary Conflict

Updated: 9/20/2018
"The Tell-Tale Heart" Literary  Conflict
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The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a dark and eerie tale of a man’s unhealthy obsession that leads him to commit murder. However, it is his paranoia that gets him caught. It's a suspenseful story and one of Poe's well known pieces, perfect for chilly days in the Fall.
Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe

By Anna Warfield

Author studies aren't limited to elementary school. Bring on the Poe!

The Tell-Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart Literary Conflict

Storyboard Text

  • MAN vs MAN
  • I keep thinking someone is in my room at night...
  • Where did you say the old man was?
  • MAN vs SELF
  • That heart-beat! I can hear it!
  • The narrator obsesses over the old man’s eye, eventually killing him for it.
  • The narrator lies to the police.
  • The narrator struggles to resist the awful ticking of the dead man's heart that haunts him.