"The Tell Tale Heart" by Allen Poe Mohammad Hussain MS. Lacara Period: 5 11/16/17
The narrator is introduced. He wishes to prove his sanity to the readers despite having killed a man over his deformed eye.
I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am i mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily -- how calmly I can tell you the whole story.
The narrator lives in the same building as an old man who has a disturbing eye. Over the next eight days the narrator plots killing the old man to get rid of the "eye". Each night he enters the old man's room with a lantern until he sees the eye.Its narrators derision or mockery that's going beyond its limit
Finally, one evening, the old man wakes up and screams. Then the narrator pulls the man off the bed and smothers him with his mattress until he can no longer hear the old man's heart beating. The narrator finally achieved his foresight.
Alerted by a neighbor, the police arrive, citing that someone reported a scream. The narrator tries to cover up by saying it was him that screamed, and that the old man was out of town. The police officers are working in collusion with the narrator.
The story ends when the narrator believes he hears a ticking noise that grows louder and louder. He believes that it is the sound of the old man’s heart and confesses to the police in a guilty tone.