The Tell Tale Heart Storyboard

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  • "The Tell-Tale Heart" Edgar Allan Poe Mahin Khandker Ms. Singh Period 5 11.17.17
  • "How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily --how calmly I can tell you the whole story."
  • "Never before that night had I felt the extent of my own powers --of my sagacity".
  • Yes, he had been trying to comfort himself with these suppositions: but he had found all in vain.
  • The narrator is introduced. He tries to prove that he is not crazy and tells his story.
  • I talked more quickly—more vehemently; but the noise steadily increased
  • Over the next few days, the narrator watches the old man as he sleeps and plans on killing the old man to get rid of the "eye".  
  • "Anything was more tolerable than this derision!"
  • One day when the old man wakes up and screams and the narrator kills the old man with his pillow until he can't hear the beating heart.
  • The neighbor called the police when hearing the old man scream, he lies saying it was him screaming in a dream and the old man is not in town. The narrator starts to hear this sound.
  • The story ends with the narrator hearing the sound still and which he believes is the old mans beating heart and confesses to what he did.
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