Explanations for One's Mad Acts

Explanations For One's Mad Acts.
Through one of Edgar Allen Poe's shortest stories, "The Tell-Tale Heart" delves into the mind of an unknown narrator as she self destructs before the reader.   The narrators expressive struggle between her denial of insanity and guilt throughout the story proves that her own villainy overpowers her own thoughts.   As the story is viewed through the psychoanalytical "lens" one sees that the narrator does have many strange mental symptoms and conditions.   She tells us that she does have a disease affecting her mental process.   She goes on by explaining that it has not dulled her senses, but sharpened them.   The psychoanalyst sees her symptoms as results from conflicts that occurred through any stage of her development.   Sigmund Freud describes he Psychoanalytic theory as the influence of the unconscious mind on behavior. (Thornton 1)   The Narrators conditions will have a lifelong influence on her personality and behavior throughout the rest of her life. Lastly She shows signs of psychoanalytical theory through her conscious and unconscious mind.
The protagonist first shows an action of mental insanity as described by Anna Freud through regression.   Through regression the narrator sees the eye as a horrific past memory that she once had. (Cherry 4)   The eye of the old man must remind her of a tragic event that still haunts her.   She tries to forget the past, but she can't.   Every time she sees the eye she gets chills Through her bones.   She feels that the only way to relieve herself of these memories is to remove the eye to never remind herself of the horror.   She will demonstrate the sense of horror that had been distilled in her in the past.  
The second theory behind the madness of the narrator is through one of the proposed theory of Sigmund Freud.   Sigmund Freud proposed that the Ego of a person balances the drives of the Id.   The Id operates under the pleasure principle, meaning that it has no regard for reality,...