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Start here—->Poe: Show what you know
- What do you know about Edgar Allan Poe? Have you read any other stories by him? How would you categorize his writing? How does your knowledge of the author, whether his work or life, influence your reading expectations?
“The beating of the hideous heart!”
- What heart does the narrator hear at the end of “The Tell-Tale Heart”? What do you think this reveals about the narrator’s mental state? At what point in the narrative is the narrator pushed over the edge into both sounding an acting madly?
- Review the stories & lecture from this week. What is Poe’s “sublime”? How & when might this experience enter into either story?
- Some critics have suggested that Poe’s unnamed narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” is actually a woman. How might this identity alter our understanding of the story, particularly how we determine who is possibly the first victim of this story?
http://americanliterature.com/author/edgar-allan-poe/short-story/the-tell-tale-heart (Links to an external site.)
Edgar Allan Poe (Links to an external site.) (click here for biography of Poe)
“The Tell-Tale Heart” (1843)
Here in New Zealand we have and increasing obesity rate in which there are many people who believe that assigning a sugar tax here in New Zealand will be a positive idea to take on board as it’ll improve the health and well-being of many individuals. There are over 70 medical specialists who signed a letter to the Cabinet Ministers about the rising rates of obesity and the thought that this sugar tax with help decreases these rising rates of obesity here in New Zealand (11). It is stated that “we are concerned by New Zealand’s appallingly high rate of childhood obesity, the fourth highest in the world. More than 5000 children under eight years old require general anaesthetic operations to remove rotten teeth; we argue you to implement a significant tax on sugary drinks as a core component of strengthened strategies to reduce childhood obesity and dental caries.” “Our supermarkets are loaded with sugar, particularly in the form of fruit juices, cordials, soft drinks, breakfast cereals, biscuits and cakes. New Zealand children report eating and drinking about 17 teaspoons per day of sugar, with about 25% of this from sugary drinks”. (12) The richer families here in New Zealand tend to be the ones who support the sugar tax a lot more than those who come from poorer incomes. This is due to the fact that they want to give their family and young ones are good healthy start to their life as they can afford the healthier lifestyle. Negative: Although there are people are for this sugar tax to be present here in New Zealand, there are also people who oppose of this idea as they believe that this tax won’t work. There are some people who in which believe there is no need for the sugar tax to be present here in New Zealand as all we need is more of an education on how to maintain a healthy diet. Katherine Rich (a chief executive of NZ food and grocery council) is one of those individuals who strongly believe ‘education programs are vital’ she also further states, “in New Zealand, the heart foundation goes into schools to teach about healthy eating and a separate programme helps school canteens offer healthier foods.” People think that New Zealanders need to not be so lazy and actually go out buy fresh produce and cook meals themselves instead of going out and buying fatty foods and sugary drinks such as McDonalds and KCF. Stated from Dr W Gifford-Jones “In a study, 43 obese children ate the same number of calories, but decreased added sugars to 10% of their daily calories from 28% for 9 days. There was no change in weight, but their cholesterol, triglyceride, fasting blood sugar and insulin levels all dropped. Their weight remained the same, as the number of calories did not change. No one should ever forget the word calorie.” (13) This shows that the people who live on sugary drinks s>GET ANSWER