The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

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Storyboard Text

  • Exposition The protagonist lives in the same house as the old man, whom he is planning to kill. He doesn't like his eye.
  • Conflict The protagonist hates the old man's eye that resembles a vulture's. He describes it as soul-piercing.
  • Rising Action The protagonist stalks the old man for seven nights. He can't bring himself to kill the man, unless he sees the eye.
  • Climax The old man's eye is finally open on the 8th night, so he goes in for the kill. He suffocates the old man with his own mattress.
  • Falling Action The protagonist hides the body, and cleans the scene, though this commotion was not unheard. The police quickly arrive because of a concerned neighbor.
  • The protagonist confesses his crimes as he can't stand the sound of a beating heart (guilt). He is then arrested.
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