The Tell Tale Heart

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A comic strip summarizing The Tell Tale Heart by: Edgar Allen Poe.

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • The Narrator does not like the old man's eye, so he makes the plan to kill him. Every night for the whole week around midnight, he would go in and shine the light on his eye, which was always closed.
  • Climax
  • The Narrator clearly is at war with his own mind and hearing. He thinks the old man is out to get him because his eye frightens him, so he decides to kill him.
  • Falling Action
  • On the seventh night, the Narrator went in and the Old Man woke up. He slowly moved to the Old Man and shone the light on his eye. The eye was open, which angered the Narrator once again.
  • Resolution
  • Yes! Yes, I killed him. Pull up the boards and you shall see!
  • The Narrator smothers the Old Man and chops up his body in the bathtub. He hides the body parts in the floorboards and the walls.
  • The police came to talk to the Narrator, who plays it off cool before he begins to hear the Old Man's heartbeat. The Narrator starts to become paranoid.
  • The Narrator can't take it anymore and confesses to murdering the Old Man and hiding the body parts.
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