The protagonist or nararator introduces himself. He also tries to prove to the readers that he is not mad, even though he plans to kill the old man becuase of his scary eye.
The old man and the nararator live together, and he describes the old mans' eye as a pale blue vulture eye with a film over it. He tells how he needs to rid of the eye to be satisfied.
For eight nights the nararator watches the old man sleep waiting to kill him when he sees his eye.
When the old man has his eye open, the nararator decides that is the night to strike. He leaps into the room and sufficates him with his own matress, until he can't hear his heart beating aymore, confirming his death.
The police come because a neighbor heard a scream. The nararator tells them that he screamed and the old amn is out of town. They also stay and chat at his house.
The old man's heart
The nararator fears that the old man's heart is so loud someone will hear, it drove him crazy, and he confesses to the the murder.