Edgar Allen Poe is one of the famous writers in America. He is famous as pioneer of short story, gothic, crime and mystery story. He lived an unfortunate and miserable life so he had an unstable mental condition. He expressed his unstable mental condition through his works like gothic, mystery and crime story. One of his short stories, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, can also show his writing style. . ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ is the story of murderer. I think this story can show us Poe`s intention by revealing human`s dark desire.