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 Allan Poe is to not commit a crime because, in the end, the guilty conscience may lead you to confess. In paragraph 17, he says, "I felt that I must scream or die!-and now-again-hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!-" This shows that He keeps hearing the heart beat and it's almost like it's pressuring him to admit what he had done wrong. Also, in paragraph 18, He states, "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed!-tear up the planks!-here, here!-it is the beating of his hideous heart!" This show that he kept hearing the old man's heart which drew him crazy and his guilt built up on him.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • I love him and he hasn't wronged me but I hate his eye so much! I need to kill him.
  • Conflict
  • Ughh! His eye bothers me so much!
  • Rising Action
  • Ugh! His eye bothers me so much it makes my blood run cold!
  • The narrator loves the man. However, He hates his eye so much that it makes him want to kill him. 
  • Climax
  • I should put him under the wooden floor!
  • The conflict was the old man's eye. It bothered the narrator so much that he needed to kill him. 
  • Falling Action
  • The rising action is when the narrator always goes into the old man's room late at night to try and kill the old man because the old man's eye bothered him so much.
  • Resolution
  • He's here! He's in this very room, under the wooden floor. I'm gulity!
  • The climax of this story is when he murderers the old man. 
  • Hello! We got a call from one of the neighnors saying that they heard a shriek. 
  • The falling action happens when the three police men come over because they heard a shriek from one of the neighbors. They came to check out what happened and look around. 
  • Oh sure officer look around. 
  • The resolution in this story is when the narrator hears the heart beat and says he's guilty.
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