I MUST kill the old man with the pale blue eye. THAT EVIL EYE WILL DIE
The narrator talks about how the man never did any wrong but he was going to kill him because of his "evil eye." The narrator also talks about how he will kill him and his plan.
It's the eighth night and the narrator and the narrator is slowly making his way into the old mans room and opening the door just as slowly. As the narrator was opening the lantern, his thumb slipped on the tin fastening and the old man popped up in bed and said, "who's there?"
The narrator threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. The old man shrieked once and the narrator dragged the old man to the floor, and pulled the bed over him until he couldn't hear the beating of the old man's heart.
The falling action is when the cops come to the old mans house and while they're talking they don't suspect anything and think that everything was just a misunderstanding and that the old man is out of town.
The resolution is when the narrator confesses he killed the old man and told the cops to tear up the planks and there would lie the "beating of his hideous heart"