The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Exposition: Characters
  • Exposition: Setting
  • The Tell-Tale Heart is about a man who doesn't like the old man's eye. 
  • Conflict
  • Should I kill him or should I not kill him? I think I should kill him because of his vulture eye.
  • The characters are the madman, old man, neighbor, and police
  • Rising Action
  • The setting is in the old man's room at night. 
  • Rising Action
  • The madman is deciding whether he should kill the old man or not. 
  • He went to the old man's room for seven nights waiting until the vulture eye would open.
  • On the eighth night his thumb slipped on the fastening of the lantern and the old man sprang up on the bed asking who's there. He stayed like that for an hour and the madman did not move a muscle. 
  • Who's there?
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