The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart
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  • Rising Action
  • I'm done with this eye, it's time to get rid of it.
  •                                      Falling Action
  • Where is the man? We know you killed him.
  • I don't know, I didn't kill him...
  • Resolution
  • I killed him.
  • I knew it!
  • The rising action is when the suspense builds in the story. In this scene it is the eighth night of the old man's stay and the boy is scared of the man's one eye that looks like a vulture's eye. So, the boy decides to kill the man. In the story " The Tell-Tale Heart" it says "One of his eyes looked like the eye of a vulture."
  • The falling action is when the questions are answered. When the boy killed the man, the man screamed, the neighbors heard and they called the police. So, in this scene, the police arrived at the boy's house and searched the house for the old man's dead body. In the story it states " Three policemen came in."
  • The  resolution is when the outcome is clear. In this scene the police are questioning the boy about the old man. Finally, the boy confesses that he killed the man. He showed them where he hid the arms and legs of the man which was under the floor planks . In the short story , " A Tell-Tale Heart" the text says "Enough! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks!" 
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