Poe's " Tell Tale Heart"

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7th Hour Story Board B. Sewald

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Conflict 
  • Rising Action
  • The "Butler" of old man in a home thinks of the old man as a sweet harmless person.
  • Climax
  • The only thing that concerns the "Butler" is the blind eye of the old man.
  • Falling Action
  • The butler stalks the old man for 7 nights in bed, waiting for the right time to kill the old man, to release the butler from the terror the eye gives him. 
  • Resolution
  • The butler on the 8th night; after hours of watching the old, listening to his loud heartbeat, he runs into the room and violently suffocates the old man with the bed mattress. To dispose of the evidence, he cuts up the old man and stuffs him under the floor.
  • The butler answers a knock on the door and saw police on the doorstep saying that they got a disturbance of a scream coming from the house;  the butler gets cocky and lets them search through the house and even lets them stay for a while.
  • The butler hears the beating of the old man's heart again; he jumps up from his chair, tears out the floorboards yelling,"Villians" as the police laugh. The butler finally revealing the old man's dead body.
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