Tell Tale Heart

Tell Tale Heart

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  • Exposition
  • Im the narrator and im going to show you how calmly I can tell you this story.
  • Rising Action One 
  • hey how did you sleep?
  • Rising Action 2
  • His eye is still not open
  • The narrator tells us that he is not mad, but just nervous and diseased, but at the same time ha tells us the story calmly. The narrator also wanted to kill the old man because of his dark, gloomy vulture. 
  • Climax
  • Ha! I finally killed him!!
  • First, the narrator wants to prove his sanity. He is then kind to the old man for the whole next week. Every night the narrator would check in with the old man every night at 12. He would also open the lantern to see if the eye was open. Then every morning he would ask he old man how he slept.  
  • Falling Action
  • My time here is done. Wait, I have to hide the evidence!
  • On the 8th night the narrator wakes the old man but stills continues in the room slowly. There was then a 1 hour standoff, the narrator then opens the lantern and finally sees the old man's vulture eye open.  Suddenly the narrator hear a low,dull,quick sound and thinks its the old man's heart. He thinks that the heartbeat is getting louder and louder. The suspense was real for the narrator he was having internal conflict with hearing his own heartbeat. He was so afraid that he thought that the neighbors were going to hear it.  
  • Resolution
  • Okay! I admit I killed him, he's under the floor!
  • On the eighth night, the narrator kills the old man by suffocating him with a mattress.
  • He then dismembered the body in the tub. He then hides the body under the floorboards. 
  • The police then arrive because the neighbors heard a shriek. The narrator then gives the police permission to check the house. He then sits right on top of the body. He then thinks that he is hearing the heartbeat of the old man. The narrator then flips out and admits that he killed the old man.
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