The narrator watches as the old man sleeps in his bed. With his lantern he looks into the room searching and searching for the man's evil pale blue eye. For the eye has wronged him not the old man, the eye, but like every night the eye was closed. This scene is important because it helps build up tension to the climax.
The man shrieks and is startled, as the man who watches restrains him and suffocate him. The old man struggles and tries to get free. Suddenly the man goes limp dead because of the narrator. The narrator is pleased to be ridden of the evil eye. To be rid of the evidence he hid the body under the floor boards. This scene is important because it is the point of ultimate suspence
The police were at the door, alerted by the neighbor.He led around the house and took them to the old man's room. The man starts to hear the sound of the old man's heart beating. 'They knew, they were making a mockery of my horror!' the man thought. HE jumped from his seat and shouted "Villains! dissemble no more! I admit the deed!-tear up the planks!-here, here!-it is the beating of his hideous heart!" This scene is important because it's where the story ends and he is discovered.