Which theme is highlighted in this excerpt from “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe?
Which theme is highlighted in this excerpt from “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe? The human heart can not bear the burden of guilt
The person above me is correct - the theme of the whole story The Tell Tale Heart, written by American Romanticist Edgar Allan Poe is definitely how a human being cannot possibly bear to hide such a terrible secret and live with so much guilt. The narrator of the story killed a man and buried him under the floor, but he constantly kept hearing the dead man's heartbeats, which is, of course, impossible, but given that he was feeling so guilty for having murdered a person, his mind brought him to insanity.