Narrative Structure ( The Tell-Tale Heart)

Narrative Structure ( The Tell-Tale Heart)

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The theme of " The Tell-Tale Heart", a gothic fiction story by Edgar Allen Poe is don't commit a crime because, in the end, the guilty conscience may lead you to confess. In paragraph 17 the narrator was freaking out because he could hear the heartbeat through the floorboards which drove him crazy. In paragraph 18 he confessed because it drove him insane. This shows that guilty conscience can lead you to confess

Storyboard Text

  • Expostion
  • I am not mad . Just his eye bothered me. The old man did nothing wrong it was just huge and was always looking at me 
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • I am not mad. The disease has sharpened my senses not destroyed-not dulled improved .I can hear everything. The how am I mad .His eye I don't know what it was but he had nothing to do with why I killed him it was just his eye.
  • Climax
  • His eye was so big. I don't know how he got but it just bothered me. It felt like it was always staring at me the old man was nice but his eye eventually got annoying so I had to do it
  • Falling Action
  • Every night at 12 O'clock I would go into his room. His eye was never open. So every night I would bring a lantern and cover most of it. The only part that was not covered was going right at his eye but it would never open.
  • Resolution
  • Until one night, that night was odd his eye was open. I knew it was the night . That night every thing went according to plan. Then it happened I killed him. He screeched," awe" and then he was dead.
  • Then the next day the police came over and wanted to check everything out because they got a call from the neighbors saying heard screams coming from here. After they searched the house I let them take a break in the room he was buried in.
  • Then there began a thumping sound that kept getting bigger. Then I began to wonder if they could hear it or I am going insane. So then I told them everything and they took me to jail
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