Comparisons of The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allen Poe’s story “A Tell Tale Heart,” has the protagonist obsessed with an old
man’s eye. This obsession causes a conflict between the protagonist and his sanity. In The
Raven the man imagines that a raven is a godsend, intended to relieve him of his anguish. The
man imagines that like all other blessings of his life, the bird will leave. One of the main things of
both stories have an eerie and dark side to them that are in common in Poes writings.
Darkness is one of the characteristics in Edgar Allen Poes writings. In The Raven the
poem takes place in the month of a dark, and bleak, December and in the story of The Tell-Tale
Heart the murder that the man commits takes place at midnight, showing the darkness of Poes
writings yet again. All of Poes writings have a certain darkness and gloom to them that personifies
the dark side of romanticism writing.
In conclusion the 2 poems hav ea significant deal