The narrator tells us that he is not mad he is just nervous and diseased. But the narrator can calmly tell us the story. The narrator wanted to kill the old man because of his vulcher eye. The setting is at the old mans house in his chamber.
The narrator wants to prove sanity while telling story about the old man. At 12 :00am the narrator will check on the old man. When the narrator went to check on the old man he opened up the lantern a little to see if his eye was open. But during the whole week the narrator was treating him with kindness.
On the eighth night the suspense builds when the narrator stalks the old man. When the narrator went into the room the old man and the narrator had a one hour stand off while the old man was sitting up in bed. When the antagonist opens up the lantern a little bit the one beam of light shines on the open eye of the old man. But then the narrator hears a low, dull, quick sound and then thinks it is the old man. The narrator thinks the old mans heart beat is getting louder however we the readers symbolizes the narrators anxiety. The author gives the reader clues to the old mans death in the form off "foreshadowing" and "personification" "death in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow".
On the eighth night the suspense rises to the top. Then the narrator kills the old man by suffocation.
After the narrator killed the old man he cut up the body in a bath tub so he can hide all of the body parts under the floor boards. But then the police arrive at the door of the old mans house because the neighbors heard a shriek. The narrator invites the police to come in and search in great confidence. The narrator brings the police up stairs in the bedroom where he killed the old man and sat them in chairs and where he sat was right on top of the body where he put the old man in the floor boards.The narrators internal conflict got the best of him.
The narrator is going crazy he cant stand all of the noises. And finally he confesses to the murder.