The theme of "The Tell Tale Heart", a gothic fiction story by Edgar Allan Poe is don't commit a crime because, in the end the your guilty conscience my lead you to confess. For instance, in paragraph 17 the narrator is saying "...anything was better than this terror, anything was more tolerable than this decrision. I could bear those hypecryticl smiles no longer! I felt that I must scream or die! -and now-again-hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!-" This proves that the crime was driving him crazy and he couldn't stand the noise of the old mans beating heart, even though it was his own guilty conscience driving him to confessing.
The narrator is introduced to the story by stating and trying to prove to the audience that he is not crazy. The story takes place in a mansion type place about 100 years ago.
The conflict is the old mans volture eye always staring down the narrator, and making the narrator go crazy. (even though he was already crazy)
When the narrator was sneaking in the old mans room evrynight at midnight to check if the old man's "volture" eye was closed, and then one night after a week of sneeking in the room oh so carefully, the eye was open.
The narrator is so crazy that he kills the old man, just because his eye was driving him even more mad than he was before. Also the narrator took such high percossions and sliced up the old mans body and hid hum under the floor bored.
The cops were sitting in the old mans room and drinking their tea when the narrator was hearing the heart beat again and thinking to himslef that the cops could hesr the heatbeat too
The resolution is when the narrator finally commits to doing the murder because he couldn't take the agony of the heartbeat anymore anymore, and he couldn't take the guilt he was feeling.