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  • The story takes place at the old man's house. He has a young caretaker, our narrator, working for him. The situation is that the caretaker is driven insane by the old man's eye. The characters other than the old man and the caretaker are the police.
  • exposition
  • The story takes place at the home of an old man, who lives with his insane caretaker.
  • The main conflict is between the narrator, and the old man(or the old man's eye.) Another conflict is between the caretaker and his guilt. This happens later on in the story. The narrator is driven mad by his own guilt.
  • conflict
  • The conflict is between the caretaker(protagonist) and the old man.
  • The caretaker decides he is going to kill the old man.
  • The caretaker finally decides he can stand it no more. He begins to sneak into the old man's room every day. He just watches the old man for many days. He is looking for the courage to kill him.
  • rising action
  • Every night he sneaks in and watches the old man sleep.
  • On the eighth night, the caretaker sneaks into the room and kills the old man!
  • The caretaker sneaks into the old man's room on the eighth night of watching him. His finger slips on his lantern, and the old man wakes up. He sits in terror until the caretaker attacks him. He suffocates the old man until his heart stops.
  • climax
  • A neighbor heard screams, so policemen show up. The caretaker invites them in.
  • The caretaker dismembers the body. He then hides it under the floorboards.
  • falling action
  • The caretaker is consumed by guilt. He thinks he can hear the beating of the old man's heart.
  • The caretaker gives himself up. The horrified cops arrest him.
  • resolution
  • Presentation by Subrina Hamdan
  • I really liked this story because it was interesting and kind of dark. I thought Poe did a great job at building suspense. I also thought the narrator was kind of funny. All in all, this was a very good story.
  • The Tell Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe
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