The narrator hates the old man's eye. He describes it as a vulture's eye with a blue film over it. The eye is the reason he wants to kill the old man.
Every night for 8 nights, the narrator went and watched the old man sleep. He was waiting for a moment when the eye was opened, so he could kill the old man.
In the beginning of the story, the narrator is describing how good his plan was when he killed the old man. You can tell in this scene he is in jail because at the end, he admits the crime.
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