The tale tale heart

The tale tale heart
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The theme of ¨The tell-Tale Heart¨, a gothic fiction story by Edgar Allan Poe. The theme of the story is not to commit a crime because your guilty conscience may cause you to confess. The reason why I think this is because there's a lot of evidence proving it. The evidence is, ¨Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! --no, no! They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!¨ The reason why I think this is because his brain made him hear the beating of the old man's heart, there's even more evidence, ¨I felt that I must scream or die! and now --again! --hark! louder! louder! louder! louder! "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"

Storyboard Text

  •  Exposition 
  • Conflict
  • Rising action
  • We get introduced to the narrator , He talks about him not  being mad, "but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth"
  • Climax 
  • The narrator talks about why he hated the old man, "I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever."
  • Falling action
  • The narroter talks about killing the old man and how he snuck in, " I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it --oh so gently"
  • Resolution 
  • The narroter kills the old man when he shines his lantern on him, "The old man's hour had come! With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. He shrieked once --once only. In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him"
  • A doorbell rang,  " As the bell sounded the hour, there came a knocking at the street door. I went down to open it with a light heart, --for what had I now to fear? There entered three men, who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police."
  • The police arrive and the narrator hears a heartbeat, "I felt that I must scream or die! and now --again! --hark! louder! louder! louder! louder! "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
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