"The Tell-Tale Heart"

"The Tell-Tale Heart"

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  • Rising Action
  • today is the seventh day and tomorrow i wont have to worry about this old man's eye anymore.
  • Climax
  • Hahaha.  My deed was soon to be done.
  • Falling Action
  • Ha!  No one will ever find him
  • The Rising Action is the development of the conflict.  The Rising Action of "The Tell-Tale Heart" is when the narrator sneaks in and checks on the old man for seven days.  " I was never kinder to the old man than during the week before I killed him.  And every night at midnight, I opened his door."
  • The Climax is the turning point of the story.  The climax of the story is when the narrator sneaks in on the eight night and the old's man eye is open, soon he kills him with the mattress.  "He screamed once-once only.  I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him."  "But for many minutes the heart beat only with a muffled sound."  "Finally is stopped.  The old man was dead"
  • The Falling Action is where the loose ends tie up.  The Falling Action in "The Tell-Tale Heart" is when the narrator hides the body under the floor boards of his room..  Then police officers come and chat in the room with his dead body and never find it.  "First I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.  Then  I took up three planks from the floor and put the pieces in the space underneath.  I replaced the planks so well that no human eye could have found anything wrong."  "Finally I took them to his room. I was so confident  that I brought chairs into the room and asked them to sit down.  I placed my own chair upon the very spot that covered his body.
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