The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart
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  • Rising Action
  • Where is the eye?
  • Climax
  • The Deed is done!
  •  "Enough! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart"
  • Falling Action
  • The rising action is when a related series of incidents that  build toward point of greatest interest.  In this event the narrator is stalking the old man  and once he see's hiseye the narrator is going to kill him. " This I did for seven nights. But the eye was always closed. This made it impossible for me to what I had to do. For it was not the old man that annoyed me. It was his evil eye.
  • The climax is the point at which the conflict is resolved and the story outcome is clear. At the climax the Narrator kills the old man and is relieved that the eye is gone." I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. He screamed once-once only.I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him. Then I smiled. The deed was almost done."
  • The falling action occurs after the climax has been reached and conflict has been resolved. In the falling action in this story occurs when the Narrator thinks he hears the dead old mans heart beating. "... and I imagined a pounding in my ears.The pounding grew louder.  I must have become very pale ... the noise became louder... Still the noise grew louder and louder."
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