Poe StoryBoard Mr. Haws Lindsey Maravilla CP English 5 29 October 2018
The narrator has become paranoid and certain to get rid of the old man and his eye of a vulture. In the text it states, "I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever"(Paragraph 2).
The old man would be watched every night at midnight by the narrator the week before his death. The narrator would watch him silently for hours while he slept through the night. Not knowing what was ahead to come.
One night after careful watch over the old man the narrator saw that the time had come . He leaped and dragged the man to the floor putting the heavy bed over him. The old man lost all possibilities to breathe and died. In the text it states the expression of the narrator after killing the old man, "There was no pulsation. He was stone dead. His eve would trouble me no more" (Paragraph 11).
Officers arrived to search the house for suspicion of foul play. The narrator calmly let the officers in and let them search through the old mans belongings.
After some time the officers did not find any suspicious actions of foul play so they sat down where the old man was placed. The narrator began to hear sounds, and it was not the laughs of the officers. It was deeper and continued to get louder, he began to believe they knew he murdered the old man. He couldn't take the guilt inside and yelled out that the man was underneath the planks. The sound was the old man's heart.