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 very threatening because the whole story relates to a old man with a big eye and gets murdered at the end. In paragraph 2 the ending says " I made up my mind to take the life of the old man". This shows the story is very scary that the murder happened to a old man that he loved. This also shows that the most threatening part was not just the murder but the way he was talking about it. The story was not only threatening but scary as I mentioned.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • It was his eye. Yes! it was this. I have made up my mind, I will take the life out of the old man.
  • Conflict
  • I have made up my mind to take the life out of the old man.
  • Rising Action
  • The narrator says his eye was the part he wanted to murder him.
  • Climax
  • The narrator made up his mind to kill the old man.
  • Falling Action
  • He is under me, under the floor. His heart is beating.
  • The narrator comes in the room to kill the man at the 8th night.
  • Resolution
  • The narrator kills the old man because he didn't like his eye.
  • The narrator hears the old man's heartbeat. 
  • The narrator explains what happened.
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