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  • By: Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Alana King  May 10th, 2018
  • Mrs.Porter Period 7
  • If only he knew that i was watching him sleep, waiting for the perfect time to kill him.
  • "It is nothing but the wind in the chimney --it is only a mouse crossing the floor," or "It is merely a cricket which has made a single chirp."
  • Published in 1843!!
  • "He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more."
  • In this scene the narrator is opening the door gently, only enough to fit his head in. Then he put a lantern to see the madman sleeping. It took him a whole hour to fit his head in the opening of the door because he was trying to be careful
  • There was nothing to wash out --no stain of any kind --no blood-spot whatever. I had been too wary for that. A tub had caught all --ha! ha! 
  • The old man suddenly heard a sound and shouted out "Who's there?"for a whole hour he didn't move nor did the narrator. Then the old man let out a cry of fear knowing that the narrator is there. He just sat there listening, but he couldn't hear him he felt him.
  • They will never find out?
  • "A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused
  •  At once he threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. The old man shrieked at once only once. He suddenly pulled him to the floor and and placed the bedding over him. he waited a while before removing the bed and place his hand upon his heart and said "He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more."
  • He had dismembered the corpse with no speck of blood anywhere. He had been to cautious to make a mess. He dismembered it in a tub catching all the blood. All the while he's planning to place the body under the floor boards in his bed room.
  • The bell rang that same hour and it was three police men, looking suspicious saying that neighbors have reported a shriek and that they have to search the premises. he lead them to think that the old man was out of the country on vacation. but later on cracked under pressure and confessed because he had HEARD the old mans heart beating through the floor boards.
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