"The Tell Tale Heart" Author: Edgar Allan Poe By: Emmanuel Mangru Date: 11/19/17
The narrator here is introduced and is making his way up the stairs. He claims he is not insane as he tries to explain it, but deep down he's a madman! He is targeting the old man who has a vulture eye and wants to sneak up on him. So he harkens to his footsteps trying to be quiet.
In this scenario, the old man is asleep while the mad man is stalking and peeking through his room in the middle of the night.
The madman then vehemently grabs the old man and throws him on the ground and murders him because of his vulture eye that troubles him.
The madman decapitates the old mans head, arms, and legs. Then, with sagacity he opens up the floorboards and throws his deceased body down there.
The police walk in through the house and question the mad man of some sort of shriek coming from this house. The madman then gives them his supposition.
No sir! That shriek was my own. (Smiling innocently)
We've got complaints from the neighborhood about an old man shriek and we thought we'd asked you if you know anything in relation!?
The madman commits to his crime and eventually admits what he did was wrong. He thinks the police suspected, and made a derision of his horror.
OKAY, OKAY IT WAS ME. I MURDERED THE OLD MAN. He's down in the floorboards!!