Ridder - "Tell Tale Heart"

Ridder - "Tell Tale Heart"

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  • "I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! "
  • "I moved it slowly --very, very slowly, so that I might not disturb the old man's sleep."
  • I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in bed, crying out --"Who's there?"
  • The narrator is telling us why he is going to kill the old man.
  • "The old man was dead. I removed the bed and examined the corpse. Yes, he was stone, stone dead."
  • The narrator is sneaking into the old man's room to see if he can see the eye.
  • A shriek had been heard by a neighbour during the night; suspicion of foul play had been aroused; information had been lodged at the police office, and they (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises.
  • The narrator accidentally wakes the old man.
  • "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
  • The narrator kills the old man.
  • Police officers arrive to search the house
  • The narrator confesses to the crime.
  • Steele Ridder 8-6
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