A Narrative Analysis of the Unreliable Narrator In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart


This study scrutinizes the narrative technique of the unreliable narration in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart." The researcher considers both the rhetorical and the cognitive approaches in the detection of the unreliable narrator taking Booth's definition as a starting point and then goes to analyze the textual signals in the story. The researcher assumes that both models are complementary and helpful to identify the unreliability of the narrator.