In this essay I am going to study the short stories ‘the black cat’ and ‘the tell tale heart’ written by famous writer Edgar Allen Poe and see how tension is created in the two tales.
This essay is going to compare how the characters of both stories, 'Tell Tale Heart' written by Poe, and 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band' written by Doyle, have been portrayed differently by their authors as well as exploring into the language style of the two stories....
If you can explain to me the similarities and the differences between The Black Cat and The Tell Tale Heart, you help would be greatly appreciated!
All three of his stories are alike, especially 'The Black Cat' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' However, I found that 'The Cask of Amontillado' differ more than any of the other two from each other....
Through the stories 'The Black Cat'; and 'The Tell-Tale Heart';, he takes the reader through the emotions of his characters using writing methods that draw the reader in.
-- Anonymous, May 01, 2001
in the tell tale heart the old man has a comman sense of dedication to the old man his eye which made him shiver and that i made the man kill him he kill him on a night that the man was sleeping he forsure know when he would kill the man when he did the old man jump and then was died he did something comman behind the man in the floor which then the neightbors heard the sound and called the police then he heard a knock and told the police a lies where the man was then after he heard the sound of the hidious loud and shreick the man is there i can't take the it anymore
-- Anonymous, May 24, 2001
I believe that a big difference is in the Tell-Tale Heart, the narrarator spends so much time planning it out, that he thinks he has perfected every last detail.
The two short stories that I have chosen by Edgar Allan Poe are The Tell Tale Heart and The Black Cat. These two stories in particular have many things in common as far as technique goes, but they do have some significant differences between the two. In this paper I will try to compare and contrast these two short stories and hopefully bring something to the readers attention that wasn't there at first.
Another difference in technique that Poe uses between the two short stories is the way that the anger in placed. In The Tell Tale Heart the main character's anger is placed on the direct object of whom he has problem with, but in The Black Cat the main character chooses to displace his anger on to an animal whom he had no prior qualms with. I think what Poe was trying to convey was that sometimes our anger is directed at the things that really can't fight back, in a normal circumstance (in the story there were supernatural aspects with would not occur in a normal environment). As we read the story and see how the man is displacing his anger we realize that at one time or another we have all done this.