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  • 1. TELL TALE HEART By Edgar Allan Poe DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 2. •At the beginning of the story, how can you describe the narrator in detail? What is your impression of him? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 3. •What do you think is the relationship between the narrator and the old man? Are they friends or enemies? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 4. •What specifically is it about the old man that troubles the narrator? Why does it trouble him? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 5. •What does the narrator do every night? Why? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 6. •How does the narrator feel after he commits the murder? Is he worried about being caught? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 7. •Why does the killer confess? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 8. •The narrator seems unaware of the reason behind his killing, how can you describe his state of mind? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 9. •Do you believe in the words and statements of the narrator? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 10. •What does the narrator’s mind reveal about human beings in general? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 11. •How can you describe the main conflict in the story? Is it an external or internal conflict? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 12. •What other behaviors in real life can be associated with the narrator’s obsession? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 13. •What does the narrator’s condition reveal about the nature of man’s wrong doings to each other? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 14. •How does the story play on the concept of Freud’s structural model of behavior (id, ego and superego)? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION
  • 15. •What does the short story reveal about the author? DEEPENING: DISCUSSION

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