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    Smile anecdotes and theories

    Hello. These sentences below are notes about The Tell-Tale Heart by Poe.
    Would you please tell me what the last sentence mean?
    Does it mean "In the end, this story is Poe's personal ideas about a tense story about committing the perfect crime." or something?

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    Nowadays, The Tell-Tale Heart is a classic of Gothic literature and certainly one of the most important and influential works by Poe. One of the most widely discussed issues of the story is the ambiguous relationship between the characters. Their names, occupations, or place of residence are ignored.
    The narrator may be a servant or even his son. In that case, the "vulture" eye of the old man is symbolizing parental surveillance and possibly the parental principles of right and wrong. The murder of the eye, then, is a removal of conscience. Anecdotes and theories, in the end, of a tense story about committing the perfect crime.
    Last edited by frindle2; 17-Apr-2015 at 07:44. Reason: correcting spelling

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    Re: anecdotes and theories

    The underlined section is not a complete sentence. Are you sure you copied it down correctly?


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    Re: anecdotes and theories

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle2 View Post
    Does it mean "In the end, this story is Poe's personal ideas about a tense story about committing the perfect crime." or something?
    That is how I would interpret it.

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    Re: anecdotes and theories

    Yes, I am.
    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    The underlined section is not a complete sentence. Are you sure you copied it down correctly?


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