The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

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  • The narrator lives in the same house as the old man and is disturbed by his eye. The eye is deformed and looks like a vulture's eye with a film covering it.
  • Thinking of what to do he thought that killing the old man would get rid of the "eye".
  • Over the next eight days, he plans of how to kill the old man and get rid of the "eye". Every night he enters the old man's room with a lantern.
  • One day, the old man wakes up and yells. The narrator than pulls off the man off the bed and covers him with the mattress until he can no longer hear the old's man heart beat.
  • Being heard by a neighbor, the police arrive, saying that someone reported they've heard a scream. Trying to cover the death, the narrator says the man was out of town.
  • The narrator believe he hears a ticking sound growing louder and louder. Thinking it's the old man's heart beat he confesses to the police.
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