Study Guide

The Tell-Tale Heart Characters

By Edgar Allan Poe

The Narrator

Our narrator is such a wreck, it's hard not to feel sorry for him. He's nervous ("very dreadfully...

The Old Man

The old man is even more of a mystery than the narrator, partly because we only see him through...

The Three Policemen

The three policemen don't really have any characteristics. Yet they play a major role in driving...

A Neighbor

The neighbor plays a small but important role in the narrator's story. As noted in the old man's...