Presentation on theme: "The Tell Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe"— Presentation transcript:
1The Tell Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe 7-1 Week of Oct. 20, 2014
2Homework – Essay Prep Poe Short Story – read Passage Vocabulary ExampleStudy Vocabulary from “The Tell Tale Heart.”Test-Tuesday, October 21st.
3“The disease had sharpened my senses-not dulled them.” The narrator claims he'll prove he's not "mad." What makes you think the narrator is sane or insane, at the end of the story? Give evidence from the story to support your answer.“The disease had sharpened my senses-not dulled them.”The Narrator knows what he is doing.The narrator believes that his abilities have become stronger.
4Example:The narrator claims he'll prove he's not "mad." What makes you think the narrator is sane or insane, at the end of the story? Give evidence from the story to support your answer.The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” claims that he is not mad. However, he does show signs of insanity.
5Example Introductory & Concluding Sentence: The narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” claims that he is not mad. However, he does show signs of insanity.Although the narrator claims that he is sane, these facts from the story tell us that he is indeed deranged.
6Reading Check What is the narrator’s sharpest sense? What is it about the old man that disturbs the narrator?How does the narrator treat the old man during the week before he kills him?After he decides to kill the old man, why doesn’t the narrator just slip in and stab him in his sleep?How does the narrator kill the old man?How does the narrator try to hide his crime?What causes the narrator to admit his crime?
7The Tell-Tale Heart Part I Part II The Tell-Tale Heart Animation 7:47 The Tell-Tale Heart short film (10:10)Poe Interactive (for Smart Board)The Tell Tale Heart - The Alan Parsons Project (modern adaptation)The Tell Tale Heart- Music only VideoThe Tell-Tale Heart – United Streaming (6:54)
8Theme - Time References to time and clocks Some questions of time in the story are never answered
9Why did it take eight days for the narrator to kill the old man? The events in the narrator's story occur over eight days. Is this significant? If so, why? Why would the narrator give us this detail, but not the month, or the year?How might the narrator have spent those first seven days? Do you think he sleeps? Why or why not?Shmoop video
10Time Quotes“It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed.” (3)suggests extreme lonelinessNarrator has trouble sleeping This moment is when we first begin to notice there's something funny going on with time.
11“And this I did for seven long nights – every night just at midnight All bad things happen after midnight!
12“A watch's minute hand moves more quickly than did mine. “(4) The narrator sees himself as a kind of clock, counting down to the old man's death.
13Who thinks the narrator is mad? What is a “vulture eye”?Why would he kill the old man over his eye?How can the narrator hear the old man’s beating heart?What is vexed? What is stealthily?Is the narrator insane?
14During what part of the action does Poe begin his story? How does Poe use punctuation and repetition to show how nervous or excited the narrator is?What is the effect of Poe’s choice to begin the story after the action has taken place?