Tell-Tale Heart

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Must. Get. Rid. Of. Vulture. Eye.
  • Rising Action
  • The setting in this story is the old man's room. In this scene, the main characters are being introduced. The main characters in the Tell-Tale Heart are the narrator and the old man. The setting takes place in the old man's house at midnight.
  • Climax
  • The conflict in the story is Man VS Self because the narrator has a conflict in his own head. The conflict in the story is also Man VS Man because the narrator has an issue with the old man's eye.
  • Falling Action
  • Every night at midnight for seven nights straight, the narrator shone a light in the old man's on the vulture eye. On the seventh night, the old man woke up when the narrator shone the light on his eye. The narrator then went in the room and dragged the old man under the mattress.
  • Resolution
  • The narrator killed the old man by suffocating him. He held his hand the old man's non-beating heart for many minutes afterwards to make sure the old man was dead.
  • The narrator cut off the heads and limbs of the old man. He placed them under the floorboards.
  • The narrator felt guilty becuase of what he did to the old man, and he heard a heart beating loudly and quickly as time ran out. He confessed to the police.
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