Tell-tale heart

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  • RISING ACTION
  • "One of his eyes looked like the eye of a vulture. It was a pale blue eye with a film over it.  Whenever it looked at me my blood ran cold."
  • CLIMAX
  • "Who's there?" 
  • FALLING ACTION
  • " 'The scream', I said, 'was my own'. 'I had been dreaming.' I told them the old man was in the country."
  • The rising action is the events that lead up to the climax, in the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" the rising action is the narrator watching the old man for 7 nights. The narrator does this because he hates the old mans eye that looks like a vulture. He wants to make the eye go away forever.
  • The climax is the turning point in the story, in "The Tell-Tale Heart" the climax s when the narrator attacks the old man on the eighth night. The narrators thumb accidentally slips on the lantern shining the light and waking the old man up.
  • The falling action is the part of the story when the questions are answered, in the falling action of "The Tell-Tale Heart" the police show up because a neighbor reported a scream, but the narrator convinces the police officer that it was his own scream.
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