The telltale heart

The telltale heart

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  • Rising Action
  • It's just the wind. That's all it is.
  • Climax
  • I'm so clever they'll never find the body now!
  • Resolution
  • I admit it! I'm the one who murdered the innocent old man!
  • The rising action is the suspense built up in a series of incidents that build toward the point of interest of the story. The narrator stalks the old man for seven nights, and on the eighth night he gets caught.  "I had my head in and i was about to open the lantern. But my thumb slipped on the tin fastening. The old man sat up int bed. "Who's there?" he cried out"
  • The climax is the turning point of the story at which the conflict is resolved and the outcome is clear. The old man was dead and there we're no remains anyone could see.  "First i cut off the head and arms and the legs. 
  • The resolution is when the outcome is clear. The narrator can't get the old mans heart beat out of his head and he confesses to the murder. "Villains!" I screamed. "Enough! I admit to the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
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