Tell Tale Heart Attorney Letter Journalism Assignment

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Gonzalez; Jess&Yayi
Attorneys at Law
65-21 Main Street
Flushing, New York 11367
(305) 340-4200
November 5, 2018
Murder of Father
885 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10017
“Tell Tale Heart” : Insanity Plea
Narrator mudered his own father due to his eye’s appearance, “ a vulture’s eye.” In this case, my client and I are requesting a insanity plea for this case. Narrator is not responsible for his actions for during the time of the murder, he had an episodic or persistent psychiatric disease. Not to mention, Narrator’s family and genetic background has to be checked in place to see any possible disorders or genes that were transmitted to him. Certain genes can trigger ceratin hormone or neuron systems that caused more abusive behaviors or impulsive and irrational thinking.
Thes disorders that he can have that have blocked and blurred his thought processing. Shiczophrenia is one of these possible disorders he my have for some symtoms that one can experiance are hallucinations and delusions. Hallucination is very real to the person experiencing it, include a person hearing voices, seeing things, or smelling things others can’t perceive. The voices in the hallucination can be critical or threatening possibly involving people that are known or unknown to the person hearing them. After the act of murdering his father, Narrator was swept with an enormous amount of guilt that initiated the hallucinations. In his hallucination, the officers were the known persons, for they were seated right in front of him, and were “pretending” to not know the crime he commited and were laughing in “mockery” of knowing it will Narrator tried to hide his crime. Due to his hallucination episode, he guiltly divulges to the three cops of commiting murder against his own father. In reality, the three cops were laughing at jokes and stories each told and were a bit tipsy, due to the alchol Narrator slipped into their drinks, causing them to laugh constantly and become obnoxiously loud.
Additionally, another disorder that about 2.3 to 2.4 percent Untied State of America’s citizen’s have is Obssesive Complusive Disorder, or OCD. OCD is a known commonly by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions).We see and Narrator confesses, his obsession over his father’s unusaully large “vulture eye” and death. Throughout the scene of him taking the three policemen around to inspect his house, we see expicit painting and sculptures of Narrator with some type of wea...


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