Setting is defined as the surrounding where an action or event takes place.The mad man watches the old man while he sleeps, waiting for him to open wake so he could take out his film covered eye.
I confess I confess! I killed himMake this ticking stop!
Point of view is described as the narrators position in the story. The point of view is first person. When the mad man talks, he refers to himself as I, me, or my. We view the story through his eyes.
Conflict is a literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces, usually a protagonist and an antagonist.The conflict in the story is when the mad man murders the old man. In the story the mad man kills the old man because he hates his film covered eye, therefor he kills him.
Tick, Tick, Tick.....
Do you know what happened?
Theme is the main idea or meaning behind a story.The theme of the story is guilt. In this story, the mad man admits he murdered the old man due to the constant ticking in his head. The ticking noise is his guilt overwhelming him.
Symbolism is described as the writer utilize other figures of speech, like metaphors, similes, and allegory.The symbolism is the old man eye.In the story, his eye is described as a blue with a film like veil covering in it.
Suspense is defined as the device that authors use to keep their readers’ interest alive throughout the work. The suspense is when the police investigate the mad man to see if he knows anything about the old mans murder while the mad man hears the constant ticking in his head.