The rising action explains the problem and setting.The man's eye makes the narrator want to kill him so he watches him for 7 days."I opened the lantern carefully. I opened it just enough for a single ray of light to fall upon the vulture eye."
The climax explains the problem and setting.The narrator suffocates the man on the 8th day with the mattress." I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him"
The resolution explains the setting and conflict. The narrator hears the old mans heart beat in his head and confesses to killing him."Villains!"I screamed. "Enough! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here,hear! It is the beating of his hideous heart!"