Am I mad? Hearken! I am healthy. I am not insane.
What a wonderful day we're having.
That eye of the vulture is so malicious and disturbing, I can't stand it.
At last I am extatic, the eye of the vulture is gone! It's finally gone!!
Exposition: The text takes place in the old man's house. The main characters are the narrator, the old man and the police. The text gives off a indecisiveness mood .
The old man that lives here has been missing, we need to check this house. The supposition is based on his absence.
Sure take a look around, there is nothing here, he's not here.
I have nothing to worry about. I have nothing to fear.
Rising Action: The narrator sneaks into the old man's bedroom, and watches him as he sleeps. He claims that the old man's eye is the eye of the vulture which he is vexed by. . The narrator spies on the old man for seven straight nights at 12:00 midnight. This foreshadows that he will do something dreadful to the man based on the suspense.
The heartbeat grew louder and louder.
when was the last time you saw the old man, at what time exactly?
Alright! Enough! I did it! I killed the old man!
Climax: The narrator kills the old man and is engulfed with jubilance. Due to his acute hearing he hears that there is no pulse, hence the old man is dead. He now knows that the eye of the vulture is gone and he has nothing to worry about, the eye will no longer disturb him. The narrator cunningly dismembers the body into the flooring and he cleans up.
The police arrive at the old mans house to search for him and he's no where to be found. They noticed that the old man has been missing. The narrator then tries to play it off and let them search the house but deep down inside the guilt is overbearing. He begins to hear the heartbeat of the old man.
The stealth of the narrator didn't work out. He admited that he killed the old man, due to the heartbeat getting louder and louder. The narrator couldn't proceed because he was consumed with guilt and the heart of the old man causes him to surrender.