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The Consequence Of Insanity Essay

861 words - 4 pages

Humans all experience insanity in some way, some humans know how to hide these feelings, however everyone has to break out one day. We can also be driven insane by the pet peeves we carry. The photograph Freaked out by Marc relates to the story “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, by conveying the feeling of insanity. The insanity of the man in the photograph is relevant to the insanity of the narrator in the story. The photograph and the story mainly focus on the theme insanity, which comes from within a person. The physical appearance of the man in the photo express the emotion of the man in the story while the contrasting colors in the image are reflected to the narrator’s actions towards his irritation. The overall emotion extracted from the picture relates to the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” because the placement of the man’s hands on his face, the contrasting of colors, and the man’s insane facial expression relate directly to the mood of the narrator in the story.
The hand placement of the man’s face in the picture is relevant to the actions of the narrator in the story. It symbolizes the guilt of the narrator, and visualizes the narrator’s actions towards the guilt. As said in the story, the narrator wishes to scream truth out loud, admitting his crime, and releasing his guilt of optional. The narrator’s guilt is the old man’s death, which he is trying to hide from the police officers. No matter how hard one tries he or she cannot hide the truth, a concept that is very relevant to the story and the picture. The narrator was unable to hide the truth from the police officers because he was load with guilt that he had to release the truth. The hands in the picture shows that the man is craving to release the guilt or the fear that is inside of him to relieve himself. The hands in the picture and the narrator’s actions towards his guilt are very related because of the freedom from the guilt.
The contrasting colors in the picture relates to the narrator’s response to things that annoy him. The picture separates colors between the darkness surrounding the man versus the visible reality that is his rotten teeth and skin and disgust. The darkness represents death, where the man’s grossness represents his nervousness and his actions. The old man’s eyes disturb the narrator in the story, causing the narrator...

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