The Tell- Tale Heart

The Tell- Tale Heart

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • The main character is first brought into the story and the narrator explains to the readers that the crazy guy is freaked out by his roommates deformed eye. 
  • Climax
  • The conflict is that the crazy guy lives with a man who has a deformed eye. The mad man is very disturbed by this eye and it eventually makes him go insane.
  • Falling Action
  • Eventually the crazy man plans out how he can kill the old man. Each night for the past 8 days the main character enters the old man's room with a lantern until he sees the eye.
  • Resolution
  • One night the main character pulled the man off the bed and smothered him with his mattress. He waited until he couldn't hear the old man's heartbeat anymore.
  • A neighbor called the cops and they said they heard a scream. The cops arrived at the house and the narrator told the cops that it was him that screamed and the old man was out of town.
  • In the end the crazy man believed he heard the old man's heartbeat growing louder and louder while the police was in the house. The crazy guy couldn't take it anymore and confessed.
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