The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

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  • The narrator lives in the old man's house and takes care of him everyday. He loves the old man but he can't stand his vulture eyes.
  • The narrator is at war with his own sanity and plots to kill the old man. Although the narrator has nothing against the old man he hates his eye.
  • For seven nights, the narrator continues to take care of the man, but every night he creeps up to his room and shines a light in the old mans eyes.
  • The narrator hears the rapid heartbeat from the old man and grows furious. In a swift movement he kills the old man by suffocating him.  The narrator then "smarty" dismembers the old man and hides the body in the floorboards.
  • After the narrator hides the body and cleans up the blood. The Cops arrive because the neighbor heard a scream. The narrator lets them in and acts friendly towards the cops.
  • While chatting the narrator hears the old mans heartbeat again. The narrator starts to become paranoid believing the cops know and confesses that he did it.
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