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

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