The Theme of the "Tale-Tell Heart", a gothic story by Edgar Allan Poe is Don't commit a crime because in the end, the guilty conscience may lead you to confession. In paragraph 18 “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 shows that the man is delusional because he could hear the old man's heart beat.
The man is watching the old man and the old man's house while he is sleeping.
The old man's eye is bothering the man
The man is getting ready to kill the old man
The man pulled the old man and put the bed on top of him
The man cut he body into pieces and put it away and the officers came in the house