The Tell Tale Heart

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • The narrator is introduced. He wishes to prove his sanity to the readers despite having killed a man over his deformed eye.
  • CLIMAX
  • The narrator lives in the same building as an old man who has a disturbing eye. The narrator says that it is deformed, looking like a vulture's eye with a film covering it.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Over the next eight days the narrator plots killing the old man to get rid of the eye. Each night he enters the old man's room with a lantern until he sees the eye.
  • RESOLUTION
  • TICK, TICK, TICK, TIck.....
  • I confess can you please just make it stop i beg of you!
  • Finally, one day, the old man wakes up and screams. Then the narrator pulls the man off the bed and smothers him with his mattress until he can no longer hear his heart beating.
  • called by a neighbor, the police arrive, saying that someone reported a scream. The narrator tries to cover up by saying it was him that screamed, and that the old man was not even in town.
  • As the story ends the narrator believes he hears a ticking noise that grows louder and louder. He believes that it is the sound of the old man’s heart and confesses to the cops.

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